Sunday, July 22, 2007

Epoxing frame 2 and 3

These frames happened to be the ones I decided to tackle first. The side arms are separate from the base and need to be screwed and glued to each other This was done by placing pieces over template for alignment and clamped.

To prepare a joint for epoxing both pieces of wood are pre coated in raw epoxy to wet out the area and left for a few minutes to soak into the wood. Then glue powder is added to the remaining epoxy and added to one side only. It is then placed in position and clamped or screwed together. Not so hard that all the glue is forced out of the joint. This method avoids dry joints.
(From the Gougen Brothers book on wooden boat building. These guys make the West System in the USA)

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