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Posted: 08/02/21 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As Alfred Hitchcock used to say ... "Good Evening"! Lol.

I unclamped my last glued portion of the sink today.

I then cut a piece of white coroplast, (you know, basically plastic cardboard), and I cut it to fit the inside of my sink pattern.

The I positioned it to fit the angles I wanted.



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The bottom of the sink will look something like this, with the drain being installed in the left rear corner, with all the water running to that area.



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Posted: 08/02/21 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I then marked the pattern, and cut the bottom off, which angled the bottom like I had wanted.



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Posted: 08/02/21 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pulled out my 1/2 inch round over bit for my router, which had a 1/4 inch shank.

Upon installing it into my portable router, I discovered that the bit would not fit through the hole in the plastic base.



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I wasn't much larger, maybe an 1/8 inch total, if that much. So, I started the router and proceeded to gently move the bit through the plastic base, so it would protrude out from under the base.



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Posted: 08/02/21 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I then proceeded to cut a 1/2" round over on the bottom of my sink pattern. After looking at it, I think that a 1 inch round over bit would work better, as 1/2 inch is a little much for bending wood around it.

Next was to glue another set of strips to the pattern, and hopefully, this will be the last set. I will have to glue the ones together that I have made already, in order to form all 4 sides of the sink.



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While it may not look like much, today's work amounted to about 3 hours worth of work.

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Posted: 08/03/21 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I removed the clamps and proceeded to the next step of getting ready to glue some of these pieces together to make the sink.

By the way, did you know it's possible to cut wood with a tin snips? Well, it does have to be thin wood, but it's possible. Lol.



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Posted: 08/03/21 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next was to trim the different layers to the correct length, getting ready to glue this puppy together.



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I did glue some of this together, but did not take any extra pictures. I was interrupted, and was planning on working on it later, but it never happened.

However, I am farther along than this.

Pics tomorrow.

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Posted: 08/04/21 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will keep track

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Posted: 08/04/21 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, here's the view after gluing these 2 sections together. Yes, there is a seam going across the center, but there are also 2 layers underneath, where the seam is not at the same spot, so it's all good.

I probably will add a layer of fiberglass/epoxy over top of this anyhow, so, no problem.



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Posted: 08/04/21 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I added the next section today, so this makes about 3/4 of the sides glued together.

I had planned on doing more, but alas, I ran out of clamps to hold things together, so I was done.

I guess I should have made that run to Harbor Freight. Lol.



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Yup, just like watching the grass grow. What can I tell ya?

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Posted: 08/06/21 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a neat little trick for saving an acid brush that was used for spreading glue, for an additional use.

I drilled a small hole in the top of a plastic bottle cap, that was just a touch smaller than the handle of the brush.

I pushed the handle through the top, added water to the plastic bottle, and then screwed the top back on. The bristles are well off the bottom of the bottle, so they don't deform.



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