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Jim Conlin

Member Since 08 Jul 2008
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In Topic: Varnish question

Today, 01:51 AM

A light scrub with a white scotchbrite pad might get the gloss down where you want it.

In Topic: what bonds wood better?

01 September 2014 - 09:09 PM

610 is a filled epoxy adhesive  that's packaged in siamese tube.  It's for general bonding.


G/Flex is an un-filled epoxy resin/hardener combo from West System.  It's a 1:1 mix and is packaged as two liquids. 

It's much more rubbery than West System 105/20x and sticks to other weird things like polyethylene, white oak and teak.


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In Topic: Paint My Big Black Stick

27 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

My carbon spars were finished with an epoxy primer (IIRC, either Awlgrip 545 or Interlux 404/414) and Awlgrip topcoat and they have held up well for six years.

In Topic: cutting g-10 and delrin

18 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

There are jigsaw blades with grit edges used for cutting tile.  They work well.

The cut part can be cleaned up, shaped or beveled with a belt sander.

In Topic: Biax, quadrax: mix & match load paths?

14 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

I can see a heavier layup on the upper side of a deck for two reasons:

- impact strength. You're not gonna drop an anchor on the underside.

- Some light hardware might just be screwed to one skin and the exterior stuff will be more heavily loaded.