Where to put that excess poxy?
The stuff is too expensive to just throw away.
I built a little dam in the bow of my kayaks and kept pouring/placing anyexcess in there to reinforce the fragile bow and to accommodate the bow loop.
|Poxy with wood chips placed in kayak bow|
Using excess poxy, I built up a glob in the stem of the sharpie, scull and Boat BW to accommodate the bow loop.
|Poxy with wood chips placed in stem of sharpie|
|Completed glob in stem of sharpie. The bulge is where the bow|
loop passes through
|Wood chip-thickened poxy in bow of scull.|
Looks like I recently poured a bit of excess neat poxy
|Start of the glob in the stem of the BW|
|The glob in the stem of the BW is growing|
Read more about the infamous glob in the Boat BW at Glob Blog
While building the BW, after the glob was complete I started dumping the excess poxy in a wax cup. When the cup was full, I peeled the wax cup away.
That cup is the only poxy thrown away during the building of the BW which consumed 32 gallons of poxy. Always having a next step ready for the excess poxy is the trick to avoiding waste.
Then I coated a couple of Saltine crackers with neat poxy and topped them with thickened poxy.
|Poxy thickened with powdered silica and wood flour|
|Poxy thickened with powdered silica, wood flour and wood chips|
For a while I refused to discard the used disposable foam and chip brushes and stacked them artistically (well, as artistically as I am capable). The residual poxy in the foam/bristles glued them all together into a glorious sculpture.
|Disposable brush sculpture|
If the poxy manufacturers would meet my demand for edible poxy, use of the excess poxy would not be an issue.