Sunday, September 27, 2009

Vacuum Bagging Magic

Here is a video that shows how amazingly tough a board is when vacuum bagged.

Some conclusions drawn from two practice runs with vacuum bagging:

1) Thin vacuum bags work better than thick.
2) Be neat with the masking tape. It becomes your enemy when sliding the bag over the board.
3) I love pre-wetting the cloth on a table. Much neater and less wasteful of resin.
4) A vacuum regulator is much nicer to use than just venting with a needle valve. Safer too, for the board.

2 comments:

John said...

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Fantastic pictures. Wow....

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curtis said...

DW,

What is the theory behind Vacuum bagging it? and why is it stronger that just laying on.

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