A new boat builder

by DAVID WOOD
(LIT. ROCK, AR.)

I'm building a strip built canoe and I'm to the point of filling staple holes and the small imperfections.

Please explain the options for making and mixing up the epoxy fillers with wood flour , silica or other filler products.

I saved saw dust from the sanding operation, can I use that?

Is that acceptable?

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stir it up
by: Anonymous

Stir it up

Filling holes
by: Timmynocky

Excellent advice there from Big Ray.

fill staple holes
by: Big Ray

Hi David,

Give the hull a good soak with a very wet rag , you will find that the holes will swell and close quite a bit.

If you do try and fill the staple holes with sawdust and Epoxy you will find it very hard to match the color.

And when you sand the wood being much softer then epoxy it will leave high spots, I use PVA glue and sawdust it sands much better.

Big Ray.

Thickening Epoxy
by: Anonymous

Yea that's OK just as long as there are no big lumps in it.

Mix it till its like smooth peanut butter.

Guy.

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