Resin, sisal and bamboo test joint

While I’m still waiting on parts and hemp fibre to arrive I decided to have another go at making a composite joint with fibreglass resin, sisal twine and a 3-way bamboo mitred bamboo joint.

Here’s the workspace:

Here’s the initial binding of the sisal, with a coat of Timber Sealer applied (this stuff helps the epoxy resin stick to the wood):

Here’s the 2nd layer of sisal applied and it all drenched in epoxy:

It may not look too crash hot at the moment, but remember this is just the first layer. Once this is dry I’m going to use a more putty like builders epoxy to allow me to mould the shape of the join better.

UPDATE:

here’s the first layer sanded back, ready for the filler epoxy layer:

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