From lit­tle boats to fi­bre­glass truck bins

The Shed - - Boatbuildi­ng -

Work­ing with fi­bre­glass on boats has led to some di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion for Max.

In a back shed is the con­struc­tion of a gi­ant fi­bre­glass mould for the man­u­fac­ture of bulk transport bins. Max has been ex­per­i­ment­ing with spe­cial resins that can stand 180°C–200°C.

Twelve lay­ers of fi­bre­glass cloth are put on un­der a vac­uum that sucks in the resin. “Us­ing fi­bre­glass on the boats has led to some ex­pan­sion. It’s a big jump but pretty in­ter­est­ing,” says Max.

Ja­son MacKen­zie work­ing on a big fi­bre­glass bin

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