- Nov 9, 2005
So before the dummy engine thread gets too sidetracked I thought I would do an actual build thread now that things are getting underway. The theme is not based on an actual boat that ever raced, but rather in the spirit of my lady’s ‘64 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III, but in the style of a GP. The boat is for her. Since the wood work inside the car is veneered with burled walnut, I thought I would do the decks that way. The veneer I bought was in two bookmatched pieces. I got it laid out and cut tonight for the most part. Since there was a knot that I did not want in the decks and the pieces were 55” in long, I came up short in the back by 2 in or so. I will splice in some leftover veneer at the very back. Next is gluing the veneer on. Much more to come as I progress.