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is there a groove in the end of the iron?

Asked on 07/12/2016 by Stephen Champagne

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No. It's a flat end iron.

Answered on 07/13/2016 by DORIAN MATTHEWS
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I've never seen a groove. Doesn't mean someone didn't try it once. I've seen many irons, haven't seen a groove yet.

Answered on 07/12/2016 by STEPHEN HEALY

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I have several irons, all sizes and shapes, all have either a rounded edge or a somewhat sharp edge to force the chalking into the gaps between the planks.

Answered on 07/13/2016 by STEPHEN HEALY

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The one I bought does NOT have a groove in the end. It is flat.

Answered on 07/12/2016 by BRIAN MADERA
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Hello, Which Making Iron do I want for oakum in to a canalboat with 3mm gaps between planks please? Thanks from a limey. Edward

Asked on 12/28/2011 by edward surridge

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thanks Dennis.

Answered on 12/28/2011 by edward surridge
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First I would not recommend oakum for such a small seam. Rather I'd use cotton and a 1/16 (or half the width of the outer seam) thick iron to start. Start by reefing out the offending seam, removing as much of the old material as possible. The seams should be basically like a V and you'll want to practice hand packing about one foot till you see how much looping it takes to fill the seam and still be a bit over half full once hammered home. Take care not to over drive else you'll blow through and/or cause over expansion once the boat takes up. This process is difficult to describe in words so take some time to watch several You-Tube videos to get a visual on what the process looks like. For me it's all about feel, sound, and many lessons learned from the old-timers.

Answered on 12/28/2011 by CHRIS DORFLINGER

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Edward: I can't answer your question as I am a novice boatbuilder. But I would suggest that you post your question on the WoodenBoat Forum. They are often very helpful. Good luck. -Denny

Answered on 12/28/2011 by DENNIS DUNN
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