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Blog entry by Canadian Woodworks posted 04-01-2015 12:45 AM 1907 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how I typically fill a knot or defect, especially in Walnut I will use 5 minute 2 part epoxy mixed with epoxy pigment. Thanks as always for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af4bgBRmrCU

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



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socrbent

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 01:08 AM

Thanks for sharing your video. Where did you get the pigment?

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 01:45 AM



Thanks for sharing your video. Where did you get the pigment?

- socrbent

I use System Three Epoxy and Pigment, here's a link to it on Amazon.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 12:02 AM

Paul, After the epoxy has cured do you plane, drum sand, ROS, or ? Enjoyed the video and thanks for the pigment link. Mixing sawdust with epoxy hasn’t worked well for me either.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 12:09 AM



Paul, After the epoxy has cured do you plane, drum sand, ROS, or ? Enjoyed the video and thanks for the pigment link. Mixing sawdust with epoxy hasn t worked well for me either.

- gfadvm

I basically always sand with the lowest grit needed at a slow speed to not produce too much heat. Thus a dual action sander like the Festool ro150 is the cat’s meow! I’ve sander with 400 and i’ve sanded with 120…...

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 12:15 AM

Great video! And I, too, am curious how you sand the epoxy, and to what grit?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 12:41 AM

Thanks Paul

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 12:45 AM

Paul – thanks for link to pigment. Does anyone know if an art/craft store might have an usable type of pigment?

-- socrbent Ohio

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#8 posted 04-02-2015 03:06 AM



Paul – thanks for link to pigment. Does anyone know if an art/craft store might have an usable type of pigment?

- socrbent

I’d suggest a fiberglass / marine type place to get epoxy pigments. If your in the USA amazon has it with free shipping for some sellers

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 12:43 PM

Very good. Thnx for the info and all the links.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks for the info.

How does finish work with the epoxy? I can’t envision a finish sticking to the epoxy.

Additionally, how do you sell this solid black area in the middle of a surface to the customer?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#11 posted 04-02-2015 10:38 PM


Thanks for the info.

How does finish work with the epoxy? I can t envision a finish sticking to the epoxy.

Additionally, how do you sell this solid black area in the middle of a surface to the customer?

- WoodNSawdust

The “black” spot actually looks natural, I would think it harder to sell a turquoise spot. Seems most walnut I use has dark around the defect, black pretty much already. Thus when you fill it with black it seems to naturally blend in well.

The epoxy is sanded just like the rest of the chair, the finish I use Poly/Tung/Blo seems to stick very well due to the mechanical hold the poly gives it.

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

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