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Forum topic by arthursbest posted 08-27-2014 02:02 PM 844 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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arthursbest

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08-27-2014 02:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy problems finishing trouble help live edge

I have a awesome ash table I am finishing for a client and have filled a large void (goes completely through the wood) with epoxy. I did the epoxy in three stages to avoid bubbles, etc…

Problem is, on the third and final layer, I poured the epoxy only to find that the mixture wasn’t correct (not sure how I screwed that up) and I had to remove the epoxy. When I went to apply the “corrective” coat I wanted to hide some of the scratch marks in the 2nd epoxy coat so I added some sawdust from the wood itself…. It looks like crap and I need to remove this last layer!!!

Looking for suggestions to get it out! Currently I am contemplating just taking a 1/8” router bit and carving it out…. but looking for suggestions… clarity…


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#1 posted 08-27-2014 02:06 PM

Here is a close up of the void I’m filling prior to epoxy pour…

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 02:17 PM

It sounds like you are keeping your epoxy clear … have you considered mixing a dye in?

-- Jesse Felling - http://www.fellingstudio.com

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 02:30 PM

I thought about it… only problem being (with this particular table top) is that all other epoxy work is clear… here is an overview of the entire top…

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 02:46 PM

It sounds like you have two choices. One being to use a colored epoxy. The other is to use a Dremel type tool with a magnifying glass to remove the epoxy. It would be tedious but could be done.

I have not mixed the epoxy correctly a time or two so I bought a small digital scale to measure exactly. I use small pill cups for what I do and mix it in them. If you need more than that, you could find something a little larger. I think that I paid less than $10 for the digital scale and it has been well worth it for a number of things.

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 03:11 PM

Dig it out. Router bit is probably the easiest way. Work from the back of the piece, and set depth less than the thickness of the piece so you don’t mess up the visible surface.

-- Jesse Felling - http://www.fellingstudio.com

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 03:12 PM

Thanks guys! I am gonna take a hack at it this afternoon and hold my breath!

Thanks again!

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