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Last 2 days off 37 and 39 degrees, managing a little progress on things..
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2mm drill bit and these screws are good for 9mm ply..
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20xwater, I admire your skills to be building out of wood. I much prefer to work with metal where I can hide or repair my mistakes ;)

I've been trying to work wood but it comes in unexpected shapes and sizes :(

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I feel like I'm trying to build a silk purse from a sow's ear :lol: Even plastic gives me a fighting chance.
 

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Moneybox said:
20xwater, I admire your skills to be building out of wood. I much prefer to work with metal where I can hide or repair my mistakes ;)

I've been trying to work wood but it comes in unexpected shapes and sizes :(

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com/forum/img/member-images/3960/1580788589_bent_wood.jpg

I feel like I'm trying to build a silk purse from a sow's ear :lol: Even plastic gives me a fighting chance.
Yep that's what will happen if I don't water proof it.

9mm ply makes it pretty rigid with minimal flex, might be able to epoxy coat it, but if I get one hole in the seal then the ply will swell and split/crack the epoxy..
 
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Moneybox said:
20xwater, I admire your skills to be building out of wood. I much prefer to work with metal where I can hide or repair my mistakes ;)

I've been trying to work wood but it comes in unexpected shapes and sizes :(

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com/forum/img/member-images/3960/1580788589_bent_wood.jpg

I feel like I'm trying to build a silk purse from a sow's ear :lol: Even plastic gives me a fighting chance.

Make a nice boomerang eventually if it keeps up bowing the way it is. :8
 

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