Maybe the beginning of a larger project #14: You would think "Don't get any on you" would be an easy bit of advice to follow...

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 07-29-2013 09:52 PM 1092 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: The 'stitch' part of stitch and glue Part 14 of Maybe the beginning of a larger project series Part 15: Epoxy as a pesticide? »

Well I got out to the shop and dived in with both feet:-) This is the supplies I bought last Saturday plus my version of the shipwright recommended stirring and application tool. This tool worked extremely well. I’ve not done any filletting yet so I haven’t put it through all its paces yet.

Being mindful of the sponge like nature the ends of the plywood I am ensuring I spend a bit of time giving the edges a pretty thorough coat of epoxy. I even wedged in a few splinters in one edge void to fill the space and the dribbled a bit if epoxy in there for good measure. Below is an image of the inside starboard side. I dabbled a bit with the stitching of the plywood in the bow and stern and will definitely do so again. You can see here the chine logs after they were coated with epoxy.

I tried putting on the fibreglass cloth on the port side outside lower edge but think I don’t quite have that technique quite right yet. I am going to layout the two internal airbox sides and epoxy them well before I install them. Once they are in I can tape and fillet the interior angles and coat the whole inside.


Got sidetracked for a bit and I hit post instead of just leaving the post in draft form. Any way..The title comes from my almost immediately after starting getting resin on my knuckles just trying to open the cans:-)

This is an after shot of my supply table after I stopped for a break.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 10:09 PM

What were you able to get for thickener?
Epoxy, if mixed with a good thickener (like mini fibres) will fill any gaps better than splinters and be stronger into the bargain.
Looks like a great start.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 11:50 PM

brake fluid will wash the epoxy off your hands. they have a plastic roller for the tape. epoxy is hard to sand so be neat with it. and you can not add some more epoxy to already mixed epoxy when it looks like you need a few more pumps to finish that seam and you don’t want to waste another mixing cup. these things I Know

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 11:54 PM

So cool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 12:26 AM

YOU are AHEAD of me if you are laying tape on the edges! CONGRATS…looking good!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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