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Project by leighty6 posted 05-09-2016 10:05 PM 1371 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from scrap wood laying around the shop. It has 2 gallon’s of epoxy on the top. I also brand and insert a penny for the year a project is made.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 10:51 PM

scrap wood? I see a $1000 table just for the wood alone :) No such thing as scrap at my house with the cost of wood these days.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 11:32 PM

Looks awesome, next project scrap wood coasters and beer tap!

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#3 posted 05-09-2016 11:39 PM

2 gallons = no sanding. I love it!

-- We have met the enemy, and he is us.

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Andy

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 02:30 AM

Nice work. I made a kitchen counter with hickory flooring once and finished it with epoxy as well. Your counter is cooler though.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 07:47 AM

Looking at the pictures, it looks like you didn’t level off the pièces of wood so they’re flush. Looks like you just poured the époxy over it, and called it a day. If it was that easy! Is that what you did? If it is, now I know why you used two gallons of the stuff; got to build up the layers. This is a cool bartop!

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 07:52 AM

Greg,
Nice work!
Now a question, Just what exactly have you done here? is the finish leveled above the highest piece?

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 09:50 AM

Opps sorry Greg I thought I had deleted the above comment.

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 01:04 PM

That will make a wonderful bar top. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 05:36 PM

did you seal the wood prior to applying the epoxy? did you do more than one layer of epoxy?

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 06:39 PM

Looks awesome those threedimensional boards covered with epoxy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-11-2016 10:55 AM

Very nice work

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leighty6

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#12 posted 05-12-2016 12:44 AM

The peices have about 1/2 in hight difference. I wanted a strong visual dimension of depth. I would not have gone with such a difference if I had realized you can only pour about 1/8 at a time. You have to wait 4hr yrs between coats, no longer than 12 yrs or you have to sand. I poured 6 coats in a 24 yr period. You just need to use a torch after each pour to get the air bubbles out. Lot of work, but turned out great.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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leighty6

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#13 posted 05-12-2016 12:47 AM

The peices have about 1/2 in hight difference. I wanted a strong visual dimension of depth. I would not have gone with such a difference if I had realized you can only pour about 1/8 at a time. You have to wait 4hr yrs between coats, no longer than 12 yrs or you have to sand. I poured 6 coats in a 24 yr period. You just need to use a torch after each pour to get the air bubbles out. Lot of work, but turned out great.

-- Greg Leighty, Versailles, KY

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#14 posted 05-20-2016 08:46 PM

Gorgeous. Did you build up a form for the epoxy to lay in?

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