I have finally finished removing the seam compound from an Owens cruiser with the Fein teak blade mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, it wasn't the magical tool I was hoping for. It works OK but I had two blades break after only a couple hours of use and if you're familiar with Fein, you know those accessories aren't cheap. I finished the job with the broken cutter. It started out as a "J" (hook) and broke into an "l".
The broken tool separated the compound from the wood and I needed to do it in two passes. In short, the previous post says it all. This is a slow and painful job and I don't know that there's a magic bullet out there for it. I thought about switching to the router, but found that some of the compound was very hard, some sorta hard and some of it soft. I figured the soft compound would bugger up the bit and decided to continue on with the Fein tool and broken cutter.
I'm glad to report that the new compound is in and I'll be varnishing Friday.
1929 Hacker Craft Dolphin, 24'
1940 Century Utility, 17'
1941 Chris Craft Barrelback, 19'
1947 Chris~Craft Express Cruiser, 23'
1952 Penn Yan Cartopper, 12'
1954 Chris~Craft Racing Runabout, 19'
1971 Century Arabian, 19'