January 2007 ==> June 2008
I ordered 15 gallons of MAS epoxy from Joel Mill at Devlin. With the 10% discount I got from ordering the plans from them earlier, the cost was about a third lower than System Three. I got a nice mix of fast and normal harderers and normal and thin resins, and a bunch of thickeners and cups and stuff. I don’t have any experience with MAS resins – I’m just going on the recommendations from Devlin.
This plywood is odd – it has a twist and won’t lie flat without being clamped down. I’ve never had to deal with that before.
I started scarphing the hull panels yesterday and expect to finish the process today. I power-plane them pretty close and clean them up with a belt sander. My Fein vacuum cleaner is set up to turn on automatically when the tools start up – it works great. I don’t need to wear dust protection. I’ve filled a whole large trash bag already with the shavings.