Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chapter 03 – 5.25 Hrs – Practice Layup #3

I started by cutting the foam to dimension.  (Note that the 2″ foam is 7″ x 7″, not 7″ x 9″, as the plans could mistakenly be read as).  Started the first layup by nailing the two pieces together, and … Continue reading

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Chapter 03 – 4 Hrs – Practice Layup #2

I was not able to find 1/2″ PVC foam in my supply, but I did have 3/8″ PVC, so I used that in it’s place.  I cut the piece to size with a utility knife after marking the top for … Continue reading

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Chapter 03 – 2 Hrs – Practice Layup #1

Started by taping some wax paper to the table, and then added epoxy to the first layer of BID (Bi-directional) fiberglass cloth.  Wetted it out, stippling out any air bubbles with a 2″ paint brush.  Repeated the process for a … Continue reading

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Chapter 02 – 1.5 hours – Bill of Materials

Received a shipment of materials today for chapters 3 through 7.  There are still some back-ordered items, but this is about 3/4ths of it.  There are a couple of sheets of foam that show as shipped, however, was not included … Continue reading

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Chapter 00 – 5.5 hours – Cloth Storage Construction

I started by cutting two 48″ x 43″ pieces from a 4′ x 8′ sheet of 5/8″ particle board.  This left a 48″x10 piece left over, which I will use for one of the sides.  Then I cut (3) 48″x10″ … Continue reading

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