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Posted: 07/02/20 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added a few screws at the end of the counter to make sure the end didn't curl up.



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I also added a bunch underneath to make sure the walnut would stay tightly against the plywood while the adhesive dries.



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Also added some along the front edge of the counter as well, to hold that down as well.



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So, here are the results of my labor today, - well some of my labor....

I've got both counters secured with adhesive and screws, and by tomorrow they will be married. Married? Yes... The 2 shall become 1, and it will be very difficult to separate them. Lol.



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Here we go..... Those are not coming apart, and I figure after a few coats of Por 15, that should keep the black walnut from absorbing or losing moisture.

Remember, the test I did with a small piece of plywood, and after coating it, submerged it in water, and it did not absorb any moisture? Yea, that one. Walnut should be stable.

Then again, time will tell.

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WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Nothing like spending a couple of days with the family and some good old fashioned family time. It's Great!

Hope your Holiday weekend is going GREAT!

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How well does the construction adhesive stop moisture? You might want to paint the bottom of the countertop with POR 15 to prevent moisture intrusion from the bottom.


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Posted: 07/05/20 07:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it probably doesn't matter. at this rate we will all be dead before it is done.
but i still read it ever night hoping for a miracle,

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He's starting to make significant progress. I give it 18 - 24 months before it hits the road for the first time.

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STBRetired wrote:

How well does the construction adhesive stop moisture? You might want to paint the bottom of the countertop with POR 15 to prevent moisture intrusion from the bottom.




That stuff gets hard as a rock, "so to speak", and doesn't seem to pick up water or moisture. That's why I coated the entire bottom of the black walnut. I would be surprised if it picked up any moisture from the bottom.

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donkeydew wrote:

it probably doesn't matter. at this rate we will all be dead before it is done.
but i still read it ever night hoping for a miracle,



Thanks for reading. I must admit, I am not happy with my progress during the last 12 months. Somehow, I need to make some adjustments to "make a miracle".

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STBRetired wrote:

He's starting to make significant progress. I give it 18 - 24 months before it hits the road for the first time.


2 weeks. LOL.... 2 weeks X ? = ???

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