I bought mine a while back from Northern Tool online. Was not that expensive either.
Both Amazon and Duckworks carries them too now.
Pics explanation and all here
From: Mike <rudder59@...
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2013 6:57 AM
Subject: [Michalak] Re: First brazilian Piccup Pram ?
Nels & Andres,
Where did you get the Japanese pull saw and was there any specific criteria you used in selecting it?thanks.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" wrote:
> Another idea for what Dynamite Payson referred to as "easing the joint"
> so it is flush - or even open a bit - is a Japanese pull saw. Also when
> applying an additional coating of epoxy do so while the previous coat is
> still "green" - not fully hardened - for the best bond.
> Some people go under the hull and apply some masking tape over the wider
> cracks so the thickened epoxy filler will not drop through then apply
> the filler. Sort of tacking it together with thickened epoxy, then a
> coating of un-thickened epoxy along the bottom seam as far outside the
> joint as the tape is wide (Draw lines either side the seam half the
> width of the tape.) and immediately lay in the tape and snip off the
> wires as you go along, then fill the weave. Best done with a helper.
> Remove the masking tape while everything is still green.
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Mike" wrote:
> > Andre
> > Thanks.when I put the panels together I used a small disk sander with
> 60 grit sand paper to fine tune those areas that didn't match up. What
> was encouraging was that JM indicated that it was ok and actually helped
> if you had some areas where there was a gap because the thickened epoxy
> could fill in the gap and kind of wrap around the two panels for a
> tighter joint.
> > One lesson I learned was several thin layers of epoxy work better and
> provide a stronger bond then a couple of thick layers.you get less
> chance of air bubbles and less sanding if you take your time and apply
> as clean as possible.
> > Will post some more pictures next week after I get some more work
> > Regards
> > Mike
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