Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory – Episode 8: Gluing with Epoxy

In Episode 8 of Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory, Lou continues with the building of the all-important jig that the Sport Dory itself will be built upon. In the last episode, Lou showed us how to size and cut the pieces of the three layer “false bottom” that will be used on this jig, and which will be extremely important in connecting the eventual frames and side planking to the actual bottom of the dory when we get there.

Lou shows us how to create the “scarf joints” needed to join together the ends of the pieces of 3/8th plywood that he cut for the false bottom last week, and very importantly, how to properly mix the TotalBoat 5:1 Traditional Epoxy Resin to fasten the sheets of plywood together, especially so the glue does not set up and harden too quickly, while you are still working on putting the scarfs and the layers together.

5 responses to “Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory – Episode 8: Gluing with Epoxy

  1. Some epoxies require a non thickened layer be applied to the raw wood before the filler layer is applied. Is this not required with TotalBoat products?

  2. Lou, really enjoy the series. I can see you’re putting a big effort into this false bottom and it puzzled me. Now I suspect it’s not just a throw away but something that can be used over and over again even though it’s made from cheap stock.

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