Epoxy Fillet Tool

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Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:00 pm

I just wanted to share these with the forum.
I've been using a short piece of 3/4" schedule 1120 PVC pipe to make my fillets.
This has an outside diameter of 1.05" (.525" radius) so it makes a great fillet for fiberglass.
Jacques specified a 1/2" radius and this works perfect except when you have to pull that radius in the corner like
when installing frames.
I looked on the internet for a ball tool to do this and found them. The thing is they were made from stainless and expensive.
Every one I found was over $40.00. :roll:

Here is my solution,. I machined a spherical ball end that matches the PVC. You just press this into a short section of PVC and your set. :D
This truly makes the task easier to do. If a larger size is needed (1.25") I can run them as well.
I'm sending samples to Jeff today.
I hope you all will want to have one!

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by piperdown » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Where's the action shot?! :D
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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:03 pm

That is really a good idea. Any idea on the $$?

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:40 pm

piperdown wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Where's the action shot?! :D
In the morning.
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:03 pm
That is really a good idea. Any idea on the $$?
That will be up to Jeff.

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by BB Sig » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:43 pm

Nice way to make your hobby part of the business! I bet that these would make the corners much nicer!

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:20 pm

I shared this on several Facebook groups. You would not believe how many people have told me to just form a radius on a squeegee.
I can only take the horse to the water....

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Fuzz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:37 pm

I made up something similar but no where as nice.
Jeff please let us know if you do stock them.

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Jeff » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Yes, Eric sent me a photo earlier today and is actually shipping me a few (UPS) today as well!! I think they are a great idea and will have them on the site soon!! Jeff

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:57 pm

I use a washer on a stick.

I can cheat a bit if I am long or short on filler and I know what I can get away with.

Gonna be hard to compete with my price.

I gotta save every penny I have for Silvertip, right Jeff?
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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Eric1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:03 pm

I don't intend to compete with you. It can be done your way. As much of the world wipes themselves with their hand, I get it, it works. I simply prefer paper. :lol:

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