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Re: Finally ready for Filon!

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:13 pm

aggie79 wrote:I hate to ask a dumb question since, by the evident demonstration of your incredible skills you more than know what you're doing, but have you tried a sample bond of filon to plywood with epoxy? I have very little epoxy experience and no vacuum bonding experience so please take this into consideration. Potential concerns are: epoxy compatibility with filon, having enough "tooth" for the epoxy to adhere to the filon, and "starving" the bond join. (I guess the latter could be overcome by adding "flour" or cabosil to the epoxy.)

Anyway, please don't dwell on my musings. You have a fantastic beautiful build in progress.


After picking up the filon today, we got it home and did a test piece of epoxy and filon on the luan. After giving it several hours to go off, we did our best to destroy it including using chisels and screwdrivers. The best efforts would not remove the filon from the luan. We separated the filon from itself, and we separated pieces of luan. But could not break the bond between the two. I would call this test a success!
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Re: Finally ready for Filon!

Postby dales133 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:49 pm

I would too! Nice one mate
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Re: Finally ready for Filon!

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:26 pm

10'x20' vacuum bag and West Epoxy worked out really nice! 127961127962127963127983127979
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