|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 01-03-2012 01:54 AM||1921 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-03-2012 01:54 AM
I’m working on a walnut slab for a coffee table. I’m about ready to start finishing it and I have a couple of questions about epoxy. The slab has a gap, probably 6” long and half an inch wide at the widest point, as well as a couple of small knots that I want to fill with a black epoxy.
I am planning to pick up T-88 epoxy tomorrow at my local woodcraft. I have read that it is very hard and durable. My concern is around applying it and finishing the wood. Is the epoxy workable with hand tools when it is fully hardened? It is going to dull or damage edge tools, mostly hand planes, or scrapers?
How careful do I need to be when applying the epoxy with regards to getting any outside of its desired spot? If I’m working it into the crevices and get some on the surrounding area, can I plane/scrape it off after it hardens?
I’m planning to finish the slab with danish oil and am waiting to apply it because I assume it would be better to apply the epoxy to the bare wood, then finish it after that. Are there any issues with applying a finish like danish oil to the epoxy? Will it even penetrate it?
Any feedback is much appreciated. I am excited to get this slab finished because it is really looking nice, and because my wife will really love to have it as our new coffee table!..