If you believe purchasing a boat may be too expensive, maybe you should try to build your own boat instead. This kind of project is easier than one might think. It requires simple tools and materials that are easily accessible at your local home improvement store. You can save a substantial amount of money compared to purchasing a pre-made model. The only other cost is your time.
Table top resin – main purpose is for table tops, bar tops and any other horizontal surfaces with perfect flat finish. Casting resin/epoxy – used to make molds or building up thickness. If used correctly, may have perfect final surface. Spray Epoxy – this epoxy you can place in spray gun and apply like a lacquer. Sprays in thin layers and grabs pretty quick.
Now that you have an area that is mostly bare, you can begin repairing the floor. Use the directions that are included with your epoxy kit, as well as some common sense regarding the fact that you’re working with a small area. Make sure that you also hit the edges where the affected area touches the old paint, bleeding over at least a little bit, to blend the new and old colors. Most importantly, make sure that your garage is ventilated any time that you are using an epoxy garage floor coating. Human lungs don’t care for epoxy fumes.
Now the most important part; make sure you purchase the clear sealant that gets painted on overtop the epoxy (usually sold separately). If you do not use this glaze coating, the bottom layer of epoxy will chip, come up, and the flecks will get ripped out. You paint on the clear coat just like you did the bottom epoxy layer. Depending on the type of kit you get, there is normally a non-slip additive you can mix into either the base Wood Epoxy coat or the topcoat of glaze. Use the non-slip additive! Without this additive the paint will act like a sheet of ice when wet. You can also add a bit more non-skid additive to the top or bottom coat than comes with the kit, but you will have to purchase this separately.
Now for the repair, set a heat gun with a nozzle shield to medium and then use it to soften the glaze compound on the window. Scrape away the glazing compound using a putty knife. Remove from the wood and slide the glass out. Label the glass with a temporary market to indicate which side goes where.
Stitch and glue method involves gluing plywood panels together with the help of fiberglass and wood epoxy resin. Stitching helps to hold the panels in place, when the glue is applied and allowed to cure. There are numerous variations in stitch and glue boat building methods, but the basic remain the same.
Contrary to first impressions, a stitch and glue boat, if properly designed and built, is just as strong and capable as its framed counterpart. They’re simply different philosophies in construction. Just as cars and aircraft have changed from framed and covered construction to more modern, unibody in the case of cars, and monocoque in the case of aircraft, construction, so naval architects have been transitioning from framed to stitch and glue construction for light, strong, easy to build boats.
As an added bonus, the aesthetic differences between the two are becoming less and less obvious. So if you’re a purist who doesn’t want that “cheap wood” look, you’ll be glad to know that some of these faux wood blinds look so much like the real thing that most guests will never know the difference.