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MaconCJ7 wrote:It has a very strong odor. Very strong. I mixed it up inside because it was cold outside and I refused to take my skirt off. I let it cure outside though and it worked just fine. I did have to open the windows to air out the house though.
kbilly84 wrote:First two attempts are in the books.
The first one failed mightily.
The plan was to alternate strips of old khaki pants, and a green polo shirt. Apparently, polo shirt material is a bad choice. The strips did not want to lie flat, and kept curling up on the edges. Also, I didn't have any clamps, so I used a 40lb dumbbell. Definitely not enough compressive force.
Second attempt went MUCH better, but still an overall failure.
This time, I used ONLY the khaki strips. And I only covered the back side of each strip in resin. This went MUCH faster, and used MUCH less resin. I still didn't have any actual clamps, but I did have a table-top vise (the type that clamps to a table edge). That allowed far better compression. But because I used a couple of particle-board shelves from an WalMart CD/DVD stand, the compression stayed mostly localized. The extremities of the piece are visibly thicker than where the vise jaws sat. And I'm still using too much resin. There was quite a bit squeezed out the edges.
Tonight I'm gonna get some clamps, and maybe a couple hanks of 2x4 to make the compression more uniform.
Is there a way to post pics without getting a photobucket account?
0122358 wrote:so we moved a thread to maintain OPSEC on a fictional vid game so our team doesnt get kill as easily by possible spies...fuckin sweet
Jamie wrote:I'm wondering if I can do this "around" a surplus SKS triangular spike-bayonet?
I was thinking of shaping the attachment end, and then clamping some of the material and liquid directly to the spike...do you think this is possible or easy or stupid?
I would dip each side, then wring it out by squeezing. Open it back up flat and using my thumb and index finger as a squeegee, would remove a bit more excess. Lay that piece flat on some wax paper, and move to the next.
kbilly84 wrote:Seems the third time was the charm. I went much quicker, and got a much more quality product. Used the vise I did before, but also three C-clamps to prevent the warping. This one is almost perfectly flat and even. Now chop and shape it and put em on.
Question: It seems that I can "whittle" this stuff with a regular knife blade. Is that normal? Strikes me as less durable than expected...
MaconCJ7 wrote: Jamie,
What do you mean "around" the bayonet? Like a permanent sheath?
MaconCJ7 wrote:I didn't try whittling, but I don't see why you couldn't. It's an epoxy resin with fabric strengthener. You can whittle other epoxies, so this should be no different.