Thursday, August 23, 2012
We'll talk about testing for bubbles; I have one I found tonight on a burl panel; I'll roll a short video this weekend showing the repair.
The end of the video has a high-speed start-to-finish glue-up of the panel to act as a bit of a check-list for doing a panel glue-up in a vacuum press. Easy to do, but I was surprised when I started annotating it just how many steps there are.
Pavlovian Veneer Tape Hydration Units"... I even had a dinner bell! But they look a little useless in the shop. -sigh- just use the regular dispenser I guess...
...and because I know someone will ask :) the tape on the pinky isn't because of a shop accident! Went to stop a high clearing pass and it was a harder faster shot than I expected. Right on the tip of the nail! By the end of the game, the glove was a little messy. I didn't work on the panels at all that week because odds are I would have 'stained' them just like all my keyboards now :-/ But... we won! :)
By the way, High-Friction Guard Wrap from Lee Valley is absolutely fantastic for wrapping a dinged-up finger like this. Sticks to itself, can be repeatedly removed and applied, breaths nicely, and doesn't slip. Even if you don't plan on inadvertently stopping a puck with your finger nail, I'd highly recommend getting a roll both for its shop function of giving you better grip, but also as a top-shelf bandage wrap.