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Re: Soft Sole Replacement
WOW. This is great!...All that sanding-all that sanding that doesnt need to be sanded.
Is one side finished and the other rough for bonding? Thanks for the site!
Bonding shoudn't be an issue.
Just scuff sand the underside with 80 grit and bed in thickened epoxy.
Done carefully you will have a smooth solid surface. The only fairing will be at joints and edges. Way easier than dealing with a large flat surface.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.