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Posted: 11/18/21 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is what I screwed up the other night.

When I put the plywood frame in place I didn't get it correctly lined up here.



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Posted: 11/18/21 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is what happened. The plywood wasn't quite flush as the space shows here.



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When I to put the walnut up here, this is what happened. It would not stay flush top or bottom. Oops.



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So, I removed the screws holding the plywood up, and re-aligned the plywood and the 2x3 and screwed it fast again.

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Posted: 11/18/21 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With that properly lined up, I was able to glue and nail the walnut to the face. Yay!

I also cleaned this area out, and started playing with a water tank to see where I want to locate it.

In the background, with the blue arrow, I also started a platform for the shower floor.

It's starting to feel better, more like I am actually getting something done. Wahoo!



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Posted: 11/21/21 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As you know, if you have followed this thread for a while, I am an inquisitive person. I like to examine some things for myself and make my own decision.

Such was the case, with wood and glue. No, not to join 2 pieces of wood together. I was curious as to how it would work to cover a piece of wood to make it water proof.

So, I took a piece of cedar, and coated part of it with the Titebond 3 that I have just to seed how it would darken the wood.

Titebond doesn't dry fully clear, so I was expecting it to really cover the grain of the wood.

Well, it did darken it a little, but not nearly as much as I thought it would.

The center section here, is where the glue was applied. The rest of the wood has no finish on it at all.



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Posted: 11/21/21 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After that dried, I added a second coat over the first one, and then coated most of the rest of the cedar.

In this pic, the area in between the arrows has 2 coats, and the rest has only one.

Like I said, I was surprised how much the grain came through.

Why was I looking at this? A gallon of glue is less than $30.



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Not sure I will end up using this, but it might be an option.

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Remember that some glues brake down with long exposure to water or moisture, that is the difference between regular plywood and marine plywood.

If you are thinking of using it for the sink, "do not!" In the long run you will have a real mess, stick to tne epoxy and the fiberglass, that sink will be ausome and a work of aft.

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Posted: 11/22/21 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow you do know how to get off track! Glue as a long term waterproof finish material? Why do you insist on reinventing the wheel at every turn? Do you have any actual plans to ever complete this project or are you just posting random thoughts to drag this out as long as possible?

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I love the off beat thoughts and experiments, and hope they continue to get posted.


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Posted: 11/22/21 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navegator wrote:

Remember that some glues brake down with long exposure to water or moisture, that is the difference between regular plywood and marine plywood.

If you are thinking of using it for the sink, "do not!" In the long run you will have a real mess, stick to tne epoxy and the fiberglass, that sink will be ausome and a work of aft.

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Definitely not using that on the sink. I already have what I think will be enough Epoxy for that job. I do need to add a curve at the bottom of the sides of the sink, to make cleaning easier before adding the Epoxy.

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LouLawrence wrote:

Wow you do know how to get off track! Glue as a long term waterproof finish material? Why do you insist on reinventing the wheel at every turn? Do you have any actual plans to ever complete this project or are you just posting random thoughts to drag this out as long as possible?




Just looking at options for the future. I figured wood and glue kind of go together, since I have used a bunch of both so far in this project.

I wish I was much farther along than I am. No sense quitting now.

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