Saturday, January 21, 2017

the autumn of vacation

Well, last couple of days home, and I'll be back to work soon. It's been awesome.

 I fiberglassed the little boat today. I much prefer using polyester resin, but I sprung for the epoxy. It's less forgiving than the poly, that's for sure. Gonna be a fair bit of sanding to do, and some fairing, too, I'd warrant.


Anonymous said...

Pictures of your boat?


My Take said...

Purchase the best damn dust collection system you can possibly afford, and then some. Epoxy / fiberglass dust is next to asbestos in the lung destroying department. Also consider where you are doing this work as your family, (unless you spring for a paint booth / clean room) will also be exposed to the debris. A necessary evil I know, but better to be safe than sorry.

Paul, Dammit! said...

Cleaning up after sanding was NOT fun. I wear a 1/2 face respirator w/ particulate/organic vapor cartridges and hang a 'keep out' sign on the door, while my garage door is open w/ a fan blowing ambient air and some dust out.

Takes a lot of compressed air, 3 good sweepings and a mopping to clear the room.

Next house will have a unitized dust collection system. I don't do enough glasswork to invest in a wet sander.

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