Wood caulking processes


The various processes of filling the seams of wooden boats in order to make them watertight such as using cotton and oakam, hot pitch or marine sealants.

Alternative labels

processes of wood caulking
caulking on wood vessels
wood sealing procedure
caulking wooden parts
wood caulking procedure
wood sealing processes

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Wood caulking processes is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Wood caulker: Wood caulkers drive oakum into the seams between planking in deck or hull of wooden ships to make them watertight. They mainly use hand tools to heat marine glue and force it into the seams. They can also hammer hemp ropes and cotton lines into the seams and smear hot pitch over them.

Optional knowledge

Wood caulking processes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022