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10-31-2012 01:01 AM

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I need to set some silver jewelry in maple. I would like to epoxy it in. I know you can get it in a clear quart size. I need just enough for this one project. Does any one know of a clear material I can do this with and only buy a few ounces?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com


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#1 posted 10-31-2012 01:11 AM

I’ve got no idea personally Dave, but you should ask RGTools (Ryan). He is a jeweller and will probably be able to suggest something suitable.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks Andy. This is a good one. I will take your advice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 01:21 AM

Every hardware store, paint store and automotive store sells the small tubes of 2-part epoxy. Some sets in 5 minutes and some sets in 5 hours. It’s not transparent when you mix the parts, it turns cloudy or cream color, but then it turns clear as it sets. I’m not sure how it effects the wood.. staining it or bleeding into the grain. Of course, try a sample before committing it to your project.

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 01:30 AM

You can always protect the edges where the silver will be by carefully brushing on some blonde shellac around the edges… sand away the shellac when done…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 01:33 AM

Ted that is what I was doing was looking at the tubes and they all seemed not to be clear. I might have to try a test run with some.
Joe shellac never came to my mind. Thanks

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 01:59 AM

Dave, BentlyJ highly recommended “clear casting epoxy” from Michaels when I asked him about a similar application. I have also seen smaller sizes of West System 3 epoxy at Woodcraft.

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 02:02 AM

Dave, HF sells 2 small tube epoxy for 99c. I have used it before and it works very well, just don’t get it on your thumb though, I’ve had my thumb stuck somewhere for the last two years that does not show daylight.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 02:14 AM

Andy thank you. A jewelry store.
thank you to Roger. You always leave em smiling.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 10-31-2012 02:54 AM

That’s my job Dave.
The cheap HF stuff does work OK, maybe for a test, then you can decide to use it on a real project or go for the same stuff with a fancier name and more fashion conscious tube.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 03:02 AM

Dave, Michaels is a craft type store (like hobby lobby)

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#11 posted 10-31-2012 03:37 AM

Dave, here I used shellac to protect the edges from the colored epoxy... I didn’t want any bleed thru around the edges.

I painted the top untaped surface with Blonde shellac… being careful not to get it over the edge.

Ended up with a nice crisp edge.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 10-31-2012 10:53 AM

Got it Rex,
I have a hobby lobby, thanks Andy
Great link Joe.
Every little bit helps guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 10-31-2012 12:27 PM

Very interesting question. Sorry, I don’t have any input, but, I can’t wait to see what you’re comin up with. Although, what about after inlaying the jewelry, mirror coat over the top??? Don’t know if that’s any answer or not. I’ve never used it before. yet.

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#14 posted 10-31-2012 02:49 PM

I would suggest your local craft store and check out the jewelry section. Using epoxy for jewelry is popular and they want it to be clear. You could check youtube for videos, they usually tell you what brand they are using. Because it’s for jewlery, it comes in smaller amounts.

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#15 posted 10-31-2012 05:34 PM

Roger what is mirror coat?
Thanks maw4 for the info.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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