Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

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Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:30 pm

Favorite methods for installing cleats and knuckles for locker bases?

Was thinking I could use some 2" wide 12mm foam core without anything, but not sure if it needs to go all the way around, etc. Or whether I could use some fast setting glue instead of epoxy.


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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:15 am

without any glass? No, that won't provide enough support!

for small parts like this, I make up some epoxy putty, and put a small dab of hot melt glue at each end to hold the part in place until the epoxy cures.
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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:17 am

I was thinking the cleats could be raw foam and epoxied and spot glued, but I was going to bed the bases to the cleat with epoxy and tape the bases from above with 4" tapes. Only the cleat would be raw foam; the base would be foam sandwich. And like a 2" cleat. Thoughts?
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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 am

Otherwise, if the cleats needed to be glassed, I could put a bevel on the bottom of them and tape them on from underneath and bed the base in epoxy and skip taping from above.
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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm

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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:48 pm

You need the glass.
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Re: Cleats and knuckles for locker and bases

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:38 am

I understand the glass is important. I just didn't know if it needed to be done on both sides, but my boat will be stronger if I do, so I'm glad to do it. If you are building something like a console, though, or say a box, maybe you could take a shortcut? The time management part of this is important, too. If you put cleats on, you really can't work the area until it cures up, so I wasn't sure if someone would just cyanoacrylate the cleats and then apply the base with epoxy glue and tab it in from above, which would reduce the time to build a locker base by about a day. If you are building a box with multiple cleats, wouldn't want to wait a day for each portion of the box cleats to cure.
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