Re: What did I do?

Posted by Robert on Jul 11, 2006

Can you use thickened epoxy to fill the delaminated areas? Can you inject epoxy and clamp? A quick repair is alot easier than a rebuild.

If not, definitely make patterns before you start. Then cutting with a knife or chisel will work, careful application of heat from a heat gun will also soften epoxy (just be careful where you apply heat and take your time to heat the part through while not burning the wood).

As far as material choice, marine grade plywood is the best looking and lowest defect choice. But not the only one. Other high grade plywood will work - but any high grade plywood will cost. You might get away with Luan but be prepared to deal with internal voids that weaken the plywood and need to be filled.

In Response to: What did I do? by jerry on Jul 11, 2006