Good dogs become one with us. When I got a cut, scrape, whatever, Tippy would lick it clean and it healed. Since then I’ve heard conflicting theories about letting a dog lick open wounds. All I can say is, it worked for me. Go figure.
I always allowed it. Never had a problem. They say it is a bad idea.Good dogs become one with us. When I got a cut, scrape, whatever, Tippy would lick it clean and it healed. Since then I’ve heard conflicting theories about letting a dog lick open wounds. All I can say is, it worked for me. Go figure.
Everything from our childhood was a bad idea ( today ) but was OK Back then. The last laugh is ours since we survived our childhoods and are still around today. I like to think even tougher because of it. Heck we even make boats out of wood and skip the yuppy ( production line ) ones.I always allowed it. Never had a problem. They say it is a bad idea.
Thanks. I scarfed the joints on the sides and that is pretty much how I did them.Glad to see you willing to try scarfing, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed
theres is always more than one way to skin a cat, here’s what I do using sawdust filled epoxy as glue"......
I scarf both matching pieces at the same time, I feel it’s easier to scarf one 1/2” thickness than two 1/4” thicknesses (assuming 1/4” plywood).
I like an 8 to one scarf, so for 1/4”, back up the panel on top 2”. Use the lines in the plywood as horizontal markers, when they’re parallel, you have an even scarf.
the scarfs are essentially end grain so they will soak up a good bit. Pass some unfilled epoxy over the scarf area before using the filled epoxy for glue up. Don’t skimp on filled epoxy, better to have to scrape some off than try to fill in an empty joint. Be careful when you overlap the joint. Overlap too much and you can starve the joint. I actually pull the joint back just a bit so I’m assured that when the clamps are applied I cannot starve the joint. Oh and don’t forget to put waxed paper on boths sides of the joint so you donthave to pry it your workbench
At this point I think it is pretty safe to say it will float. I think the question is how far back will you have to stand to not see the mistakes.When mixing , the narrower the container the faster the epoxy will set up in it. Smaller batches are the best way to go , more measuring and mixing but less waste.
As far as the boat being usable , With all of mine , If it floats I had it correct and if it sunk I would call it the Nautilus. ( All of them floated and are still floating today )
Only you will know the mistakes are there when it's done.
Yeah, I really look forward to being able to take Marley out in the pirogue and it looks like maybe we will have many chances to be on the water together or worst case at least have some chance to get out. At this point she is feeling good and needs to be kept from doing more than the vet allows. Her staples stay in until next Friday and after that it probably takes a few days for the staple holes to heal before she is allowed near the water. Right now she is only allowed outside on leash.Good for Marle!
Now, about your boat. Smooth is the operative word here. Hydrodynamically clean.