Epoxy Inlay Bowl

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Project by captbbrooks posted 05-29-2011 02:59 PM 25303 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at using epoxy as a inlay.I used West System epoxy,cut the blank on my ban saw glued it up with the epoxy and turned it.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 03:02 PM

What a neat idea! Looks very nice!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 03:45 PM

That is really awesome, I like it a lot. Did you do anything special to keep the epoxy an even thickness?

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 04:02 PM

No just squashed the pieces together.I mixes epoxy thick so it wouldn’t run out.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 05:01 PM

Very cool effect. I may have to try this in a power carved piece. Thanks for sharing!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 05:26 PM

Georgeous capin’

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 05:38 PM

Awesome idea and this is great. Curious how you were table to keep the joint depth the same when gluing them up? I would think depending on clamping pressure the joint might not align perfectly…was that a concern when you put this together?

-- Matt, Arizona

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#7 posted 05-29-2011 09:46 PM

I didn’t use any clamps the epoxy was mixed thick and I just pushed the pieces together until the epoxy squeezed out evenly and I used witness marks to keep it lined up.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 01:17 AM

Looks great, what did you use to colour the epoxy?


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#9 posted 05-30-2011 12:15 PM

I used oil artist paint.It didn’t give me the color I was looking for so now I’m using Trans Tint.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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