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Old 06-20-2013
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One handed epoxy work

I'm sure others do this but I've never seen it mentioned. I had a small epoxy repair and tried something new that worked great.

I put a glove on my left hand only.

It took a little concentration for a while but by the third day it was automatic.

I had my right hand clean for tools and my left hand for picking up cloth and patting it down.

I had two sticks.
One dirty stick that I held with my left hand to slip under some wet cloth to cut a dart with my clean knife and right hand. It was wet both ends

I had one clean stick I used with my right hand to help position a piece of cloth. It was wet only on one end.

When the job was done my hands and tools were clean.
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