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Fish cleaning station for dock

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Project by MJR posted 06-28-2018 11:38 PM 1312 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend asked me to build a countertop for his new bulkhead and dock, The old one was just made out of treated wood. So I thought what would hold up outside and on the water? FIBERGLASS! I built a countertop out of plywood then I painted it white, Poured a coat of fiberglass resin tinted with light blue mica pigment, Drizzled more fiberglass resin tinted with dark blue mica pigment and let it dry. Then I sanded it and covered it with 4 ounce fiberglass sheeting and wet it down with just enough resin to make it stick and let it dry, Then I sanded it again and flood coated it with clear fiberglass resin. Needless to say he was blown away when he came to pick it up, We installed it on the dock and also a water spigot (with a dolphins handle of course) and a Surfboard shower on the side of the house.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-29-2018 12:29 AM

Impressive top. How long did all that process to make the top take?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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MJR

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#2 posted 06-29-2018 12:40 AM

A couple hours to build and paint, about a half hour or so for each coat of resin, sanding, Probably somewhere between 4 and 5 hours total of actual working time, I let each coat of resin dry overnight.

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#3 posted 06-29-2018 09:55 AM

Nice, looks great.

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#4 posted 06-29-2018 06:59 PM

This is a very creative idea and very practical. Nice work!

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#5 posted 06-29-2018 07:58 PM

That was a great idea, should last for years and looks great. Your friend is fortunate to have a friend like you. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#6 posted 06-30-2018 12:12 AM

Looks like somebody owes you a day out fishing at a “secret” spot. Really nice job man.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#7 posted 06-30-2018 06:56 PM

where’s the fish LOL GREAT JOB :<))

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#8 posted 07-04-2018 01:30 PM

WOW…......That is one nice piece of work!!

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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