Finishing up...

Blackhawk

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So the good idea fairy struck before varnishing. It would be much easier to resin the half-rounds on the hatches after I varnish. Just sandpaper the half-round bottoms, roughen up that area of the hatch and resin.
Now I'm thinking that wasn't such a good idea. Will the resin stick to varnish? Should I maybe use small stainless screws through the bottom of the hatch as well or instead?
Shoulda stuck with the directions.
 

JohnAbercrombie

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These half-rounds are the 'blocks' that the webbing presses down on, to pull down the hatch cover?


There's not much stress on those, I think. If it were my project and the hatch covers were already varnished, I'd just put finish/varnish on those half-rounds (top and underside both) and then use a couple of #6 pan head stainless screws on each one from the underside to fasten them to the lid. A dab of Lexel or other sealant to seal the holes and prevent water stains under the finish, and I'd be content.
 

Blackhawk

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These half-rounds are the 'blocks' that the webbing presses down on, to pull down the hatch cover?


There's not much stress on those, I think. If it were my project and the hatch covers were already varnished, I'd just put finish/varnish on those half-rounds (top and underside both) and then use a couple of #6 pan head stainless screws on each one from the underside to fasten them to the lid. A dab of Lexel or other sealant to seal the holes and prevent water stains under the finish, and I'd be content.
Those are them. I will try that. Getting there.
 

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