I'm hardly getting any time on the boat at the moment, with business trips, holidays etc, but picked up the centreboard tonight to do a bit more theraputic shaping, and ended up with a sticky black hand.
The graphite filled epoxy I'd filled the leading edge groove with has not gone off. The trailing edge is alright, it's just the last mix I m
I then spent a very messy hour trying to dig out the soft black gooee mess, yuk ! It was like clearing up an oil slick.
I remember mixing this epoxy in a hurry and not measuring or weighing it out properly- BIG MISTAKE.
Trouble is, the epoxy is so soft and sticky I can't get it all out of the groove and any left will bung up my tools, get everywhere and spoil my finishes etc aarrrgggghh
I've tried acetone but it doesn't seem to shift it all.
So much for boat building tonight, I give up now !
Back from 10 days cycle touring in Brittany, great while the sun shined, before the wind, rain and aches.
I've been puting of scarfing the bottom panels, but tonight just got on with it and it was pretty straightforward. I started with a powerplane but then sharpened my hand plane and found it much easier with much more control. The stripes as you cut through the veneer layers make it easy to guide the material removal
Running out of room to layout the panels for glueing. I'd be in trouble if the Farr was 14' !