Epoxy Fillet Tool

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Jaysen » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:17 pm

Y’all have TOOLS for this?

I just used my finger. I guess I need to discover paper...



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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:23 pm

His tool does have one potential great use.

Finishing fillets.
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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Fuzz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:31 pm

Eric1 wrote:
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:
Dang it buddy..............put a warning sign on stuff like this :lol: :lol:

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 am

We all have tools that we have found work best for the way we like to do some things but I am still on a quest to find that tool when it comes to "finish" fillets. One thing that Eric's tool will help is the angle you hold it is not that important so corners, double 90 degrees, will be cleaner that are hard for a lot of people. I can see using Eric's tool will keep me from flinging so much epoxy putty! :)

It does need a name and don't call it Eric's balls! 8O

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Eric1 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:34 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 am

It does need a name and don't call it Eric's balls! 8O
Dear God No!

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by topwater » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:44 am

I did my whole boat with a 1" wooden dowel that was epoxy coated and it worked great . That being said i think Eric's
tool would work better and i will buy one to use . Definitely would work better in the corners 8)
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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Dr. Pete » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:54 am

Gem from the Port A plywood boat fest......The guys at Chesapeake Light craft have some CNC precut various radius tools to the smooth a fillet with. They then went over with a cloth lightly with rubbing alcohol. NOT ISOPROPYL. Left only a little edge on each side of the fillet and was smooth as a babies behind. Have not started my build or done it myself but was quit impressive. He went over with the alcohol after it was getting pretty close to set up. Dougster saw this together and he may have some input.

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by piperdown » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am

Eric1 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:34 am
OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 am

It does need a name and don't call it Eric's balls! 8O
Dear God No!
Eric's Shiny Balls for help getting into tiny crevices! :lol: 8O :help:
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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by Dutch1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:02 pm

piperdown wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am
Eric1 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:34 am
OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:30 am

It does need a name and don't call it Eric's balls! 8O
Dear God No!
Eric's Shiny Balls for help getting into tiny crevices! :lol: 8O :help:
Yikes, now that's funny! My brother mentioned using a "brass sealant spoon" that he uses on aircraft when he and I were talking about building boats. I haven't tried it but they are cheap. I've always just used my finger with a size small glove on to make the fillet nice and smooth.

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Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Post by BB Sig » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:54 pm

Dutch1 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:02 pm

I've always just used my finger with a size small glove on to make the fillet nice and smooth.
How do you get a small glove on those hands?!

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