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In the wood shop today #19: Pouring and polishing an epoxy bar top counter

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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 01-28-2013 02:52 PM 3082 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been working on a custom home bar built from Bubinga and Walnut using solid and veneered wood. The counters will be protected from water using System Three Mirrorcoat a 2 part 2:1 epoxy finish that self levels and cures crystal clear.

I had to give the counter a light sand and through 400 to 4000 then used a 3 step polishing process to bring the counter back to a beautiful gloss shine.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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#1 posted 01-28-2013 03:46 PM

That was very useful. Thanks for sharing. As it turns out, I’m working on a bamboo counter and I will use this technique. I’ll post the finished counter top and credit your video! Thanks again.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 04:21 PM

Really nice work dude …I while a lot of sanding to polish it up,eh? Lovely work though

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 04:32 PM

Sanding was a couple hours and about an hour for polishing, it was worth it! If you can pour this perfectly with no imperfections there is no need to do any of that which would be easier on a smaller piece, but to get it totally perfect the entire piece is hard. Especially with a cure time 3 days 70% 7 days 100%

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 09:52 PM

Looks sweet

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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