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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 06-10-2016 05:11 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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06-10-2016 05:11 PM

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If I want to use epoxy for some decorative use on the top of a nightstand (filling voids or carvings), what should I used that will sand to a nice sheen and has a slow setup to allow me enough time to squeeze it into the design? I’ve never used epoxy much so I’m a beginner in this regard.


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#1 posted 06-10-2016 09:41 PM

For filling voids I use a finishing resin called “Zpoxy” It is an epoxy that is quite thin and penetrates wood well. I takes about an hour to set up . This gives it time for bubbles to float out. You can get it on line or at your local hobby shop.

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 03:10 AM

If you are creating a design, put it all together in the void the way you like it, pour some CA glue on to hold it together then cover it with epoxy. That will ensure the pieces will not move when epoxy is applied. Really, any epoxy will work. I use the two part ones from HD that come in two separate bottles. lasts for more than 2 or three years depending for $15.

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