Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

System Three Epoxy followup

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • System Three Epoxy followup

    About a month ago, I posted asking if anyone had any experience with System Three epoxy finishes for waterproofing. I tried it out on a fish measuring board I make to measure endangered fish. This board is made from cheap pine (complete with knots) and has a meter stick embedded. We used the board to measure approximately 3500 fish over a 9 day period. When not in use, the board is stuffed in a wet bucket with other equipment and is carried from one net to the next along a 5KM of river. Before placing a fish on the board, we wet it to minimize trauma to the fish. The fish board gets a real workout.

    With the epoxy finish, the board looks as nice after the trip as it did when first made -- except for the dirt, dried fish eggs, etc. Meanwhile, other boards that were finished with spar varnish (6-7 coats) have warped badly and one ended up in the trash.

    If you want to finish a vase or other project that will be submersed or filled with water, I'd highly recommend using epoxy.

    Here are some pics of my crew using the board.
    Attached Files
    Mtnman Jim

    taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

  • #2
    Thanks for the update Jim glad it worked so well for ya, that is a lot of fish getting measured.
    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

    Comment


    • #3
      Good to hear Jim .... epoxy is certainly tough stuff.

      Rhys

      Comment

      Unconfigured Ad Widget

      Collapse

      Latest Topics

      Collapse

      • Jo Labre
        Reply to Festool vac and Pegas scroll saw
        by Jo Labre
        Rolf, Richard Boehl at QTE says the next shipment is expected soon and a new unit will be sent to me. From the comments in this thread it looks like it will be safe to plug the saw into the Festool. I wish I knew what caused the failure. If operator error, I don't want it to happen again....
        Today, 09:54 AM
      • Rolf
        Reply to My computer issues.
        by Rolf
        Thanks John.
        Today, 08:36 AM
      • Rolf
        Reply to Festool vac and Pegas scroll saw
        by Rolf
        The lack of service facilities is an industry wide problem not just in the SS world. To find tech savvy factory support is rare.
        I am fortunate that I can fix most anything myself. I don't have a Pegas saw or I would dig into one. The big problem is most tools like Pegas are sold by distributors...
        Today, 08:31 AM
      • Sandy Oaks
        Reply to Festool vac and Pegas scroll saw
        by Sandy Oaks
        As a Pegas dealer, I think I will chime in on this thread. It was a huge mistake to let Bob Duncan go, but I don’t know the circumstances. I Had a customer with a tension lever problem. I sent a new lever, but there was a question on how to replace it. They passed my email on to someone and he...
        Today, 08:25 AM
      • hotshot
        Reply to Festool vac and Pegas scroll saw
        by hotshot
        They need Bob back desperately....
        Today, 07:44 AM
      Working...
      X