Timber Milling / CNC cutting

If you would like to know more about our timber milling and CNC capabilities

Timber Milling Service

At Denman Marine we realise that many smaller boatbuilders, including home builders don't have the equipment to process rough sawn timber to dimensioned size required for you project. We offer a timber milling service including a thin kerf re-saw ability that loses less than 3mm after cutting and thicknessing which is just the thing for planking stock.

No matter how small the job, Denman Marine can cut your timber to size so you can get on with your project. For example, recent jobs include processing Huon/King Billy/Celery Top Pine for a deck on a lovely speedboat and re-sawing planking stock for a major restoration.

If you are looking at building a strip plank vessel, ask us about our special tongue and groove strip plank profile that will save you many hours on a strip plank build.  We can profile stock from 6mm to 50mm thick and can provide high quality Western Red Cedar planking.

Freight is very reasonable to most mainland destinations.


                                     re-sawing huon pine planking for the Terra Linna restoration

  re-sawing huon pine planking for the Terra Linna restoration

CNC Cutting

CNC cutting has become more commonplace in many industries and utilises modern computer driven cutting processes to maximise material use and minimise labour input.  Denman Marine has the capability to provide CNC cut copmponents for your boat/project including;

 - molds/building jigs
 - planks/complete kits
 - solid timber components such as slotted handrails and trim pieces

We can work with existing cutting files provided by you or your designer or we can assist with production of digital files for CNC cutting.  

The best thing about CNC cutting is that it saves time and reduces errors.

Our ShopBot CNC Router can handle larger jobs with a cutting area of 3.05m x 1.52m x 0.15m.  Jobs larger than the table cutting area are easily achieved through model joining or slicing.

Our ShopBot CNC as full 3D capability which allows us to cut some really interesting projects.  From relief carvings to rudders and centreboards the posibilities are endless - we have even made a pair of oars on the machine!

Below are some examples of what the CNC machine can create.  

computer model machining guitar mold
 3D computer model of a guitar back mold cutting the 3D mold on the CNC machine



heritage barge boards heritage barge boards 2
cutting heritage barge boards for a Sydney property original pattern replicated - looks good!


kit cutting stage set
CNC cutting a boat kit CNC cut panels for a theatre set

Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood. CNC cutting services for timber.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Australian agent for Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155