Well I have bought the epoxy and have no more excuses:-) Yesterday was a bit of s slow day but I decided to fix the joints at the bow and stern with a trial of stitch and glue. This the bow after it has been stitched up. I was surprised at the draw strength of the wire stitches to close gaps! I have done a bit of an experimental change on the plans by adding a slight curve port to starboard along the bottom of the transom to lend a bit of curve to the bottom. My thinking is that...
Well I had a great pizza/birthday party with my family last night and a great visit with my Mom and youngest sister today. Candice, my sister, is a very accomplished Brazilian Jui Jitsu competitor and I had never seen her compete. Well I still haven’t seen her compete yet but I did get to see a practice and it was very impressive. It was more impressive to note that neither her or the coach were breathing anywhere near as hard as the rest of the group. Amazing fitness. But this isn...
Finally got into the shop last night for a short while. I needed more chine logs so I ripped the most dry 2 X 10 I had in the shop (recovered from another project) and was pleased with how much more straight grain I got from this piece. Bad part was the few knots were small and some popped out as I was sawing, and that is why it is important to have eye protection. I got hit several times in the glasses and one particularily ornery piece just below the hairline, man that stings :-) I also...
Looks like I won’t be getting much done this weekend as I have to work through it. Surprise! Maybe next Friday I can get my epoxy :-( Matt this may be a good time for you to draw both your boats in Sketchup or some other activity that will give me a chance to ketch up (get it ketch up… ketch is a kinda boat…I need sleep LOL)
I didn’t get much done today as I am feeling under the weather, have had for the last several days and just can’t seem to shake it. Shorty from PDR sent me my hull number today. I have half of the entire Manitoba fleet in my shop LOL!The other hull was registered in 2010 so it may not even be afloat any more. I’m probably going to head into Winnipeg this weekend so I don’t anticipate getting too much done. I still have to figure out a name.
Have only had a few moments these last couple of days to get in the shop. I’ve faired the lines a bit more but am not quite satisfied with the result so I need to spend a bit more time. I’d cut my chine logs but I am now really considering using stitch and glue instead to learn more about the method so when it comes time to build myself a ‘pullin’ boat I won’t be completely new at it. I really like the looks of those Whitehall gigs. Well gotta get back to the...
I won a REALLY beat up bedrock 603 off of the bay recently. It had a crack on one cheek and a mean twist to the bed. So I figured for 20$, I would see if it could bring it back to life. After a little welding (I suck at stick welding) Placed in to the oven to make the welds actually fileable and to relax the casting. After bringing it up to orange heat, I let it cool slowly in the box overnight. It was still a little warm the next day. This is after it cooled. and some f...
Well, I decided to use epoxy after all, and it seems like it’s going to give the desired effect. I put a quart of epoxy on it for the first coat because I didn’t want it all to just run off the sides. After it dries I will put another quart on. It was surprisingly easy to work with, and had a pretty lengthy drying time. I used a flat block of wood to spread an even coat, and a foam brush to do the side parts. I ran a propane torch over the surface to take out the bubbles, which...
In this video Scott Shaeffer is joined by Kris Williams from Rocky Blue Woodworks who introduces us to various table top finishes. We’ll also be talking about how to build an aspen table top appropriately for an epoxy finish! This video is 1 of 2 in the series. To see more from Kris, follow this link: http://www.rockybluewoodworks.com/ This video is 2 of 2. See the full tutorial by following this link: http://logfurniturehowto.com/tutorial/how-to-apply-epoxy-finish/
I’ve been working on a custom home bar built from Bubinga and Walnut using solid and veneered wood. The counters will be protected from water using System Three Mirrorcoat a 2 part 2:1 epoxy finish that self levels and cures crystal clear. I had to give the counter a light sand and through 400 to 4000 then used a 3 step polishing process to bring the counter back to a beautiful gloss shine.
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