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Forum topic by willhime posted 08-19-2015 04:26 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2015 04:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: inlay measurement workbench question tip

I bought Starrett’s self adhesive measuring strip to put on my workbench’s surface for quick, general measuring. I want to inlay it, then cover with a durable protective coat. Does epoxy break, or is too brittle for this idea ? I’m very rough with the surface (screwing panels down into it after getting fed up with trying to clamp them, Pounding away on it, etc. ). I don’t mind doing this to the surface since it’s my ‘junker’ assembly bench. I’m trying to avoid pressing it down, non inlayed. Thanks in advance for any tips or ideas.

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 07:59 PM

will, look into bar top finishes.

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 08:06 PM

I second Yonak’s thought. I would think you could also router a 1/8” deep dado into the work surface, lay the tape down into it and then use an irrigating syringe to slowly fill it with poly. The poly should self-level and give you a pretty durable cover. Might look kind of cool, too. Good lick!

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