Sunday, January 25, 2015

Epoxy Application

After the cutting was done, it was time to get started on putting the boat together. To do this we had to purchase epoxy, get some saw dust, buy paint brushes, paint chippers, disposable measuring cups, and a plastic tarp. The picture on the left is of epoxy which is essentially the thing that will hold the boat together. The reason there are two separate containers is because once mixed together you have between 45 minutes and an hour to finish the job. The reason we needed saw dust is that once you paint a layer of epoxy onto each of the pieces you're going to put together you need to apply putty between the two. The putty is a mix of the epoxy and the saw dust which ends up looking like peanut butter. once that is in between the two pieces we needed to make sure to put weight on the site without pushing out the epoxy and putty because it needed to bond to the wood. As of now I have epoxied the sides(I needed to epoxy the sides because they were cut into two separate pieces), the transom, and the support to all of the seat tops. I still need to finish the bottom and the next part of the transom.

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