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Project by tamtum posted 01-24-2015 02:17 PM 1084 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many times is good not only to know successful and beautiful construction but we must know why a construction is unsuccessful.
I tried to merge olive tree wood with polyester. The result was good but the construction was unsuccessful. Why? I made the form with melamine and (first error) I put food plastic in the form because i didn’t want to stick polyester with melamine. After two hours (second error) as I am enthusiastic i pick up the plastic and the result was to break the construction. I will be back in a few days.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/





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#1 posted 01-24-2015 02:22 PM

Polyester? I thought polyester was cloth, no?

And remember, WD40 was named that because it took 40 tries to get the formula right.

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 02:30 PM

Polyester is cloth and you put polyester liquid crystal. So i mean polyester liquid. Its a type of resin. My english is not so good so forgive me.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 03:24 PM

Thanks, Your English is fine. I just didn’t realize that polyester can also be a liquid. no problem. Let us know how it eventually works out.

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 10:55 PM

Polyester resin in conjunction with glass cloth / mat / roving is what fibreglass is made of.
There are also polyester casting resins for use without reinforcing but polyester is not an adhesive and will be more brittle that an epoxy product. You would have better results with epoxy in conjunction with wood.

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#5 posted 01-24-2015 11:20 PM

Actually there are many forms of polyester. The common one (and the one I think we’re discussing here is polyethylene terephthalate, but there are blends that would do as well as epoxy and might even be better depending on what is desired here.

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