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Forum topic by BigFrank posted 05-10-2016 03:59 PM 696 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2016 03:59 PM

I want to make this table! I am a journeyman woodworker with access to most homeowner/diy tools. I can source the rough cut planks.
After reading and watching many youtube videos, I am still not 100% sure how to go about making this beauty. I have a few specific questions lingering…

1. What is the correct resin to use for this project in order to achieve A) super-smooth and clear finish and B) structural integrity.

2. What should the mold/form be made of?

3. I need a good source for those modern-looking table legs or something similar since I won’t be able to fabricate them myself.

4. Any tips/tricks to working with and finishing resin to achieve the flattest, smoothest, clearest end product?

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#1 posted 05-10-2016 07:32 PM

I have been playing with resin for a few years now and there is a lot of equipment needed to get this as a final product. One of the most important tools to start with is a vacuum chamber to degas the resin before you pour it. There are many other factors that go into getting resin crystal clear that I have not fully come to understand. If you look at a company like going with a colored resin makes this project much more attainable

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 12:40 AM

Melamine mold, liberal use of PVA and West System 207 clear hardener.

System Three also has a clear bar-top style resin called MirrorCoat.

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