By Tim Atkinson — Senior Chemist & Glenn House — Director of Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance
The technical staff of Gougeon Brothers, Inc. has recently received inquiries about the proper disposal of leftover resin and hardeners. The increase in customer concern results from more stringent environmental regulations and heightened awareness of the need to protect the environment. We are happy to receive these inquiries because it lets us know that epoxy users are taking responsibility for the proper disposal of these products. We hope this article gives you a better understanding of basic proper disposal procedures. Continue reading
A Recipe from Gougeon Brothers’ Kitchen
Here is a handy formula for gritty homemade hand soap for removing epoxy resin. We often use it around our boat shop. You can make it in the kitchen blender from common household supplies. The beauty of this stuff is that it’s easy on you, easy to make, and easy to clean up. This is a recipe sure to please the whole family. Percentages are provided so you can easily customize batch sizes for a small job or a big work crew. Continue reading
Ted Moores is a renowned boat builder, author, and teacher whose name is synonymous with stripper canoes. He and his partner Joan Barrett own Bear Mountain Boats in Peterborough, Ontario.
Ted has written a four-part series of articles on lessons (and “cheap tricks”) learned from building his 30′ Electric Hybrid Launch Sparks which incorporates the knowledge he’s gained from 35 years of wood/epoxy boatbuilding.
Above: Ted Moores and partner Joan Barrett showing off their wooden model canoe kit.
See Lesson 1 of the SPARKS series—Strip Planking
See Lesson 2 of the SPARKS series—Fiberglassing a Strip-Planked Boat
See Lesson 3 of the SPARKS series—Skeg Construction
See Lesson 4 of the SPARKS series—Sealing and Priming
Related article: Ted’s Jewel Box