> How would you recommend to prepare the board 2 pieces to ensure that
> the epoxy will penetrate and "grip" on/in the wood?
I'd use some coarse sand paper (24-36 grit if you have it) or a even a
rasp to grind back the wood fibers to a clean surface.
I know you don't want to remove the pieces from the W/M, but you must
make sure the surfaces are clean and free from any residual glue from
your previous attempt at repair.
Don't worry about removing more wood, you are after a clean and rough
surface, and the epoxy will replace it.
Why not just go to Black & Decker and order/buy a new part. Workmates are
tools just like all of the other tools that they make and they should be
able to supply that as a spare part. All you need to know is which version
of Workmate that it is.
"Lew Hodgett" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Actually, the panel by itself (and I mean just 1) sells for ~$20 +
> S&H. That would cost me less to buy the whole thing on ebay.
> The epoxy is curing.
Find some place that sells fiberglass tape or 10 OZ glass cloth as a
If you have a West Marine or equal, they will have it.
You only need something like 3"-4" wide x 12" long, say two layers.
Use a couple of layers of glass on the bottom side and that repair
will be "Strong Like Bull"
I don't know about "Strong like Bull", but the $1 J&B Weld epoxy
filling + a piece of 1/2" poplar epoxied under the cut to support the
panel worked great. It is very stiff and it does not flex when I use
the workmate as a vise.
I applied the tape perfectly so it worked as a mold and I did not had
to even sand after I removed it.
Thanks for the excellent recommendation.
> Instead of the glass, I plan to glue some thin hard wood under the
> board to re-enforce it after the epoxy cured completely. That should
> add some support.
Got a piece of 1/4" plywood?
If so, glue it with epoxy.
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