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#1 posted 2735 days ago

Hi Dollarbill;
I wrote about a piece, a ‘live edge’ walnut slab yesterday on my blog at: http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/204 where I posted some photos of a polymer putty I sometimes use for filling wood where I want the wood to be stable.

I have found that with wood movement over time, that the bondos will separate, crack and fall out of place. In the piece shown on my blog, in that ‘crutch area’ where I wanted and needed to have stability and no fall-out, I have been using a product called EZ-Poly Wood REBUILDER, which is made by: Valiant Technologies, Inc.. www.ez-poly.net/wood_rebuilder.htm

Being a two-part polymer puts this product on the plastic side of the chemical tree and can be used for structual repair in construction, woodworking and marine applications. In my talks with the folks there, they have always answered any and all questions that I have had, and was also amazed as to how this product can be applied under water for marine repairs.

I use this product since I can also tint to the color shade I am after, with artist chalk, which I grind to powder and it pours well. Kind of thick pouring for about two minutes and then a couple more minutes to use a putty knife. Just don’t make more then you can use in the time allowed and you will do fine. Sets up good, can be drilled and shaped with machines and like I said it ‘is stable’, ‘stablizes the wood’ and does not fall out. Also unlike epoxy which heats up in the cure process, there is no heat up with the polymers.

Found it first in a True Value Hardware, however I now order from Valient Technologies out of CA; which is the cheaper way to go if you are looking to buy in bulk size.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/


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