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Old 03-26-14, 08:22 AM
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tuz
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Making wooden fenders

I'd like to make some fenders for 20x2.0'' wheels. I have some oak veneer, a West epoxy slow-cure kit and a Wald fender as a mold. The plan is to laminate the veneer strips on the mold with the epoxy. Sounds simple but I'd like some advice before starting.

Namely:
  • How to prevent the work from bonding on the mold? Wrap an inner tube around it? Use resin only for the first coat?
  • I'm not not sure how to clamp the strips on the mold, if needed;
  • Not sure how thick the fender needs to be;
  • Should I worry about mixing the grain direction
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