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Project by tamtum posted 05-30-2017 03:10 PM 1051 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The materials I used are olive wood, mahogany, white pebbles, 7 liters of polyester and 10 liters of polyester resin (transparent). Dimensions are 105 cm x 55 cm and 6 cm thick and weigh 45 kg. The sanding and final finish with epoxy resin will be done at the end along with the rest of the set (table hall and dining table). For legs I still do not have a certain idea but it will surely be a combination of wood and iron.

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





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Roger Gaborski

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#1 posted 05-30-2017 04:24 PM

Very nice. I have never tried resin. Did you have any problems with bubbles forming in the resin? Did you pour layers, or all at once?
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 05-30-2017 04:26 PM

That must weigh a ton. Looking forward to seeing the finished products.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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tamtum

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#3 posted 05-30-2017 04:34 PM

Roger Gaborski I have use polyester resin and I haven’t any problem with bubbles but it is not so wood friendly. It’s not expensive and that’s the reason I use it. Epoxy resin makes bubbles but if the layer is thinck then you havent any problem. Epoxy resin I will use at the end after sanding. Epoxy is better than polyester resin but much more expensive. I cast the resin in 6 layers in different days.

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2017 07:53 PM

It’s pretty interesting, although it’s not my favourite style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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swirt

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 01:44 AM

I like the twist on turning the live edges inward and the squared edged outward. What is the pink? Is the first few layers of resin? Also what are the dark shapes near the center? I can’t make them out in the photos.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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tamtum

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 07:30 AM

builtinbkyn it weigh 45 Kg ! majuvla it is not my favourite style too but it ‘s a good challenge ! swirt The first 2 layers is thixotropic polyester so depend to the light the color is pink or yellow. The dark shapes are two doves from mahogany.

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

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 04:49 PM

Very cool and different. Well,done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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