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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 04-13-2014 04:08 PM 1102 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2014 04:08 PM

This table is my first attempt at a pour on epoxy finish. I needed strong light so I poured it outside. It was a lousy day for it, the temp was perfect, but the wind was blustery. I took it back into the shop after about an hour becuase the tiny tree crap kept falling on it. After I got it into the shop a large gust of wind came and kicked up some sawdust on it.

I thought all was lost and I’d have to rebuild the table top, but I decided to let it cure 24 hours and try and remove the small specs and dust.

I used several plastic putty knives I had and surprisingly it got most of them out. The remaining dust particles were rendered invisible by the next coat of epoxy.

Remember that if it ever happens to you.

After this mornings epoxy pour it looks much better and some of the tiny voids that the first coat of epoxy didn’t fill are filled in and looking fine.

The picture above is just after the first pour. I am staying out of the shop for at least 8 hours to insure I don’t kick up any more dust.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 07:30 PM

Thanks for the tip. Love the wood!

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 06:54 PM

What brand of epoxy did you use? I’m getting ready for a epoxy pour on a small burl table I’m building and haven’t decided on a brand yet.

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 07:01 PM

Ingjr, I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but around here it’s almost impossible to get an epoxy finish at paint stores. I was even referred to Hobby Lobby. I managed to find some at Lowes and seeing that all epoxy is the same, I went with it.
Worked pretty good, but there are a few small spots that it just won’t adhere to. My best recommendation to you is to brad on some borders, wax them first if you plan to remove them, and pour it till it stands like water. Give it some sort of shelter in an out of the way place for at least three days.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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