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Caulking | Vegetable fibres

Keywords: Vegetable fibres, oakum, wood.


Title: Caulking
Category: Vegetable fibres
Country: Spain
Provided by: IWS


The technique used is called Caulking
The main material used is oakum.
Caulking is the action of putting oakum on board joints of the decks and then covered with tar, so it avoids water filtration. Caulking needs a different process depending on the type and thickness. When it is "soft" wood, a chisel is introduced among boards until they cause a gap; for hard wood it is necessary to make a bevel to the sides of boards of 2 cm, on the outside.
In the video you will see how is the caulking process on a boat.