February 7, 2021
Lively Heels Phase 3-14
With the epoxy fillets cured sufficiently, I trimmed and removed the temporary wire ties from the edges of the box. Afterwards, I used a router to round over all the external edges of the box, for appearance, but more importantly to ease the corners for the fiberglass tabbing that would come next.
Next, I coated the outside of the box in epoxy.
Now I installed biaxial tabbing on all the box corners, adding the structure that would help hold the box together. I sheathed the entire box between the tabbed corners with some 10 oz. cloth I had on hand; this would provide weatherproofing and durability. I left the fiberglass to cure overnight before continuing. Next would be filling and fairing to smooth the box and prepare it for finishing.
Total time billed on this job today: 1.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 21°, mainly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Cloudy, light snow in the afternoon/evening, 33°.