I just finished pressing my first deck, I wanted this thing to be super strong…a perpetual tank! I am using a vacuum bag with a pretty substantial vacuum pump capable of holding 26-28 hg for 8 hours easily.!
Everything looked perfect until tonight, starting to cut it out!
So the deck is built up of 9 plys of sugar maple with one layer of bidirectional fiberglass at a 45 degree angle.
It looks like I have delamination at the fiberglass layer and now I’m pissed!!! Is there anything I can do to fix this or should I just work this layer out (will end up taking off 2 full layers of maple).
If I take it off, I’m down to 7 layers and I’m 265 lbs so i would have to figure out a way to press 2 more layers.
I currently have one more piece of crossband and one face grain piece…but my mold got destroyed!