Steam Bending And a Toboggan??
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:54 PM
Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum!! ~J.Buffett
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:33 PM
Here's where I am a little torn; I know the wax will wear off after a few runs and will need to be re-applied almost every time we go out. Not really that big of deal as it's pretty easy to do. But the bottom is definitely an area that could benefit from a hard film finish as it would stay slick on it's own (with or without wax). Then I come full circle to maintaining it.. Uuhhh...
Any suggestions or thoughts? I've got 4 days to get this wrapped up before Santa delivers to a 3yr old girl
Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:25 PM
Boat, I think the West System epoxy would be perfect for this.
That's what I ended up going with; used their 207 clear hardener and rolled 2 coats on the bottom today. Tomorrow I'll do the top then sand and give a final coat over everything with a satin varnish. I was a little concerned about having a hard / rigid film because of the amount of flexing and racking on the planks (didn't want anything to break loose and flake off) but I talked with a friend of mine at west tech support and he assured me that it wouldn't happen. I guess most of the dog sled teams in the Beargrease use this same process on their sleds without any issues . Good to know!
I'm hoping that the rope and pad showed up today; I'm dying to put everything in it's place and call it done! Just got 4" of new powder today; looking forward to the maiden run!
Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:36 PM
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