Re: filleting materials
- --- Lincoln Ross wrote:
>... caulk ... I would consider thatA year ago I used the el cheapo
> approximately equivalent to ... air
painter's caulk to fill gaps between
deck beams and the plywood deck
on portions of my Micro Navigator.
[It saved me the trouble of cutting
and fitting wood shims.]
I just tested the caulk, [poked it
with a screw driver]. The year
old hardened caulk is about the
same as you would expect with
hardened Plaster of Paris. You
can scratch it, but it is tight.
I dare say, it resists scratches and
chips better than the adjacent wood.
I agree epoxy is better, but how
much does 'better' help, if it is
attached to wood?
Caulk is stronger than air.
- If I was filleting with caulk instead of epoxy I would consider that
approximately equivalent to filleting with air, so I'd use extra layers
of glass to make sure the fillet didn't buckle. Seems to me a stronger
fillet material would be worthwhile. I don't know how strong the fillet
material needs to be but my intuition says a certain number of
microballoons could be used to make things cheaper and lighter without