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fulltimin

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Posted: 11/05/21 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time to put things into perspective. We need to join a couple of things together, in order to make it, make sense.

This is my first mock up, and I am getting close to assembly. Yay!



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Posted: 11/05/21 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, it's a sink. This will "tell the water where to go". Lol.

The drain will be in the corner, and the wood strips are all pointing in that direction.

I haven't glued the bottom together yet, and it is not glued to the sides yet either, but, hopefully, that will come shortly.



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Posted: 11/06/21 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now for the nitty gritty on putting this puppy together.

As you can see, I needed a bunch of thin strips for the sink bottom.

What to do?

First off, I cut a number of strips a little longer than what I actually needed, and marked the strip on both ends to the length I wanted.



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Next was to mark the line from corner to corner where I needed to cut.



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Posted: 11/06/21 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I then clamped a number of strips together temporarily.



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Then a small pilot hole was drilled on both ends for a screw.



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Posted: 11/06/21 08:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The one end, I screwed an additional piece of plywood to the top to hold these together.

The end of this piece lines up with the line on the top strip. Picture angle isn't correct, so it looks like it doesn't line up, but it does.



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Next, on the left side, there is another piece of plywood screwed to the top of the first piece, and also to the strip of wood that I am using as a fence. (red arrow).

The other end with the red square, is the screw that holds the other end of the strips together.

The left side with the blue square, is where the screw is on the bottomn piece of plywood, that is screwed into the strips.

You will notice that the side of the long piece of wood, lines up with the diagonal line scribed on the strips.

The long piece of wood goes against the table saw fence and therefore the saw cuts right along the scribed line.



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Posted: 11/06/21 08:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While screwing these together, the screw extended through the bottom of the strips.



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These were cut off, since this surface would be riding on the bed of the table saw.



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Posted: 11/06/21 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure how well this will show up, but, this is after the strips have been un through the saw. You may be able to see the saw cut right next to the board that acts as a fence.



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As a result, I ended up with this. I got 2 "wedges" from each strip that I cut.



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I used black walnut, pine, mahogany, and oak for the strips.

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Posted: 11/07/21 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time for some gluing..



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A 2" wide foam brush makes quick work of spreading glue over the area.



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Posted: 11/07/21 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally finished the small corner in the lower right and glued everything to the piece of plywood underneath it.

I used 1/4" thick plywood, so combined, the bottom is about 5/16" thick, give or take a little.



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Now the water will be pointed in the right direction.



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You might need to place a heavier piece of plywood under, water is heavy and filling the sink full might put too much strain on the bottom.

When you are ready to fiber glass, cut a length of cloth that covers the side complete with some left on top in order to wrap arround and tie the top edge once having the seam on the side that fases the edge of the counter, also cover the bottom with one piece and wrap arround, then glue the bottom to the edge and epoxy the whole sink so that it is protected from moisture.

To cut fiberglass clean and neat with the saber saw, use a carbide blade, they cut clean and last longer than the metal cutting blades, then finish with a file or sanding disk.

Going to be really nice.

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