Originally Posted by Nikolina
Blue Stocking, so your using the cutting board material as a mold to hold the epoxy in shape as it finds its level, sets up and then remove the cutting board mold?
Yes--I actually made 4 molds to save time. The self levelling takes care of the changing deck curvature. Work it a bit to help it level flow.
Depending on ambient temperature, you may have to play with the amount of powder in the resin.
On my first attempt I added too much microballoons, and the mix swelled and mis-shaped.
Duct tape held the molds down tight enough to stop thickened resin leakage.
I then countersunk the wedge top, inserted the bolts thru the plate, and made a collar around the bolt on the baseplate with sealer. 3M 101.
When you pull down on the bolts, the sealer compresses into a "O"ring, which is forgiving of movement forces on the stanchion.