Originally Posted by Bergovoy
i like these nuts, they are found on cheaper pressed wood furniture as that particle board has the same strength as foam.. heheheh
but, i dont understand the drawing/sketch... how is the core
material removed and why? seems you remove it then glass it back in, then drill/core out soem holes for these T nuts?
I guess it is a bit misleading when I look at it.... The gray area was hogged out of the core
then filled with low density filler and epoxy
(like cabosil)... this was done to spread the load more effectively to the skin (the diagram was drawn for a Boston Whaler project
.... they are nothing but foam inside!) Hogging out the foam core was easily completed using a bent welding rod through one of the future bolt holes. The red was high density filler (Milled fibers) and epoxy
resin encapsulating the T nut.
I have some actual photos of the work if I can find them, I'll post them up
ETA: On this repair, a cleat had pulled out. The chronology of the photos is backwards, but I think you'd get the gist of what I'm talking about. Repair of the damaged skin made the removal
of core easy... On others I just used a bent rod through the holes as mentioned above