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Offline Shay King

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Varnishing between gussets
« on: April 21, 2021, 03:02:35 AM »
Apologies if this is covered somewhere already.
I’ve been making a couple of practice ribs with hardware store wood while I’m waiting for the good stuff to arrive from John Bolding. It seems to me that varnishing between the gussets on the finished wing is going to be tedious and it’ll be difficult to be sure everything in there is covered. Is there a better way? Maybe just coat all of the inside of the gusset area with epoxy?
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Re: Varnishing between gussets
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 11:16:11 AM »
I plan to varnish inside all the gussets before assembling the wing.

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Re: Varnishing between gussets
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 12:56:51 PM »
good idea but how you going to do it. You have a 1/4 inch. Brush or pad or? I would consider coating the entire inner surface with epoxy prior to placement but I have a voice from the past haunting me. An amazing wooden boat builder and designer from Burlington Vermont." I don't paint with epoxy nor glue with varnish"

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Re: Varnishing between gussets
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 01:05:32 PM »
Q-tip

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Re: Varnishing between gussets
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 04:17:29 PM »
Artist brushes. I had a pack of 4. I mentioned in another thread that I was building this for *something to do.*
It has filled that job admirably.  :) 

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Re: Varnishing between gussets
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2021, 04:48:43 AM »
Ounces count and applying epoxy in a non structural setting is just wasted weight. I thought that spraying varnish as opposed to brushing it on would also save a few ounces, so I spray varnished the entire wing after assembly and used an acid brush to go "where no varnish has gone before". Tedious? Yep. But no more so than the other tedious parts of building the wings. Did I waste a lot of varnish as overspray? You bet! But that overspray weighs nothing. Studying the posts on this forum will convince you that there are many ways to accomplish something and the end result is the same. After a while I found it was best not to over think things and just build the darn thing. Most operations were much easier than I had imagined once I started.

 

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