Can this be saved?

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Can this be saved?

Postby JimmY » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:45 am

Hi All,

I'm starting my Squirt build and routing the notches for the battens and keel. The sapele is pretty nice to work with, but I think I tried to bite off too much with the router and the bottom of frame 1 split. This is actually my second attempt at this piece! Anyhow, can I use epoxy to repair this or should I start over again?

Thanks,

Jim
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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:54 am

Jimmy

I think I would inject some epoxy and then clamp it and see how it turned out. Just clamp enough to close the crack. Nothing to loose.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby vupilot » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:59 am

I agree with Bill. Belt and suspenders might be to add a piece of light ply to the inside face as a doubler. But I think getting epoxy in the crack and clamping alone will be sufficient. Carry on.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby JimmY » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:35 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try and see what happens. This second try used up my reserve of Sapele.
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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby TAB » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:47 pm

you may also want to drill a small stop hole.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby kens » Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:11 pm

maybe break the crack all the way off, let it follow the grain, then glue up a good epoxy repair.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:53 pm

Ken may be right just go ahead and break it. Then you know you have epoxy in the whole thing.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby JimmY » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:52 am

Thanks again for everyone's help. I'll try breaking it off completely before epoxying. I've got a bit more woodworking to go before I start gluing stuff together, so I'll set it aside for now.
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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby hoodman » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:52 pm

You'll be the only one who knows it happened when its all fixed.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby Nova SS » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:47 pm

I like ken's suggestion of finishing the break and then repairing it. If I didn't do that I would likely drill a small hole though the piece at the end of the split. the hole should stop the crack from growing then I would try to spring\pry the crack open slightly and force epoxy into it. Finely I would lightly clamp it so i didn’t squeeze out all the epoxy. Kens solution is simpler.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby JimmY » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:04 am

Hi Guys,

I couldn't stand it and started epoxying a few parts together yesterday. I ended up breaking the piece all the way and gluing it back together. There was some splintering around the notch, so I mixed a little sawdust with the epoxy as filler.

After a little sanding, the results are pretty good.

Thanks again,
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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby JimmY » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:05 am

The other side...
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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby hoodman » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:52 am

Looks like the perfect fix. So far I have used wood flour as an additive when gluing. Sawdust is good too if it's fine enough. I had a big hole I had to fill in in one spot and mixed in a few shavings off of my hand plane to really bulk up the mix. There are lots of ways to fix things like this.

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:59 am

What Crack? I don't see no damn Crack!

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Re: Can this be saved?

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:53 pm

If you don't point it out no one will see it. Nice job!
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