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Posted: 07/25/21 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nohurry wrote:

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Yup, I think I may have to make a Harbor Freight run! Lol.


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Posted: 07/27/21 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I finally finished my sink pattern for the sink sidewalls today. I suppose I should have done this right from the beginning, but I wanted to see how things would work with the small strips of wood.

Since it looks like it should work ok, I finished it today.



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Posted: 07/27/21 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just in case you're wondering, the pattern is about 10" high. I used 2 x 3's - 4 of 'em high.

The inside of the finished sink should be about 15" x 22" and between 8 and 10 inches deep when finished, since it will be tapered.



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Why so large? I want to be able to put a 12" pot/pan in there, and anything much smaller than that will not work.

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Posted: 07/28/21 07:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is one of those cringe worthy moments after showing the wood sink idea to the DW. I wonder how it will ride on those upcoming wooden tires.

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I would recommend rounding the bottom corners also, square corners are hard to clean.

Look into the west system for doing the fiberglass and epoxy, I used it many times when installing navigation instruments on very expensive yachts.

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Posted: 07/28/21 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LouLawrence wrote:

This is one of those cringe worthy moments after showing the wood sink idea to the DW. I wonder how it will ride on those upcoming wooden tires.




navegator wrote:

I would recommend rounding the bottom corners also, square corners are hard to clean.

Look into the west system for doing the fiberglass and epoxy, I used it many times when installing navigation instruments on very expensive yachts.

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Should not be cringe worthy. This "box" is not the sink. This is only the "form" that I am making to glue the sides of the actual sink together. The "sides" of the sink will be glued around, but not to, this form.

These ...............



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And these .......



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Will be the actual sides of the sink. They should end up being about 1/4 inch thick, with Fiberglass/Epoxy on the inside to water proof things.

I guess I wasn't very clear about it, if you thought the 2x3 box was the actual sink.

Sorry. Hope that clears things up a bit. If not, stay tuned, it will soon become more clear.

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Posted: 07/28/21 10:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I have said on this thread before - some days, you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield.

Today was a windshield day. ! Yay! [emoticon]

I wanted to make sure my jig for the sink glue-up was nice and flat, so I created a little secondary jig to flatten it with my portable router.



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What I did was to screw a straight edge on both sides of the jig, and made sure they were parallel, like the above pic.

My router setup will be explained.

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Posted: 07/28/21 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My setup looks like this. I took a 2" wide board and attached my router to it.



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I took a couple of pieces of plywood and notched them out just a little bit - red arrows, and then secured the base of the router with a couple of screws - blue arrows.



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Next was to run the router bit through the wood, so it would extend below the bottom of the board just a little bit.



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