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Mega-Build Thread, Mocassin Tractor Seat


Don Silsbe
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Between my self-containment due the the pandemic (I’m fine), and coaching my friend Jan on her S12 build, I got the itch to stitch up some Okoume.  So, I bought some plans for a seat for my Flyfisher 13 yesterday.  I downloaded them, printed them, and started cutting up scraps.  It is going quickly!  Here’s where I am, so far.

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Well, boys and girls, it got very abrasive in the workshop today.  I sanded down all my lumps and bumps from when I went crazy with dookie schmutz.  (A Nick Schade term for thickened epoxy.) I relearned the importance of doing neat, clean work, since I had to sand off a lot of product.  I discovered a couple of holidays, too.  Guess I’m going back in with goo, to clean up a couple of spots, and make some corrections.   But she looks pretty good.  It is also a very comfortable design.

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I’ve touched up my fillets, to make ‘em pretty.  I have a little mire sanding to do, before the next step.

 

Q:  What’s the next step?

 

This seat will live in a garage for 99% of its life.  I don’t think I need to apply numerous coats of epoxy.  I want to apply about four or five coats of cheap Minwax polyurethane.  That should do it.  What do you think?

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15 hours ago, Thrillsbe said:

This seat will live in a garage for 99% of its life.  I don’t think I need to apply numerous coats of epoxy.  I want to apply about four or five coats of cheap Minwax polyurethane.  That should do it.  What do you think?

I would use real varnish.

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