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11-24-2014 01:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut slab live edge resin finishing

I have this beautiful live edge walnut slab. I was thinking of putting in a turquoise resin filler to fill the void. This would be my first attempt at this and am looking for some insight and directions on how to do this resin filler. Or if anyone has any other suggestions on ideas to do something with it in place of the resin let me know. I would greatly appreciate it since I will be using this personally. Thank you.

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 03:08 PM

I would butterfly that crack first to stabilize it. If it were mine I’d leave it at that. I have no experience w/ turquoise inlay so I’ll let others address that.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 03:12 PM

I would butterfly that crack first to stabilize it. If it were mine I d leave it at that. I have no experience w/ turquoise inlay so I ll let others address that.

- bondogaposis

My exact thoughts also, just put in a few butterflies with some maple to offset the dark color of the walnut.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 08:10 PM

Inlace inlay is a great product and they have a turquoise color. Easy to apply and easy to sand. Plus one on the butterfly.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 01:29 AM

Contrasting butterflies and black epoxy would be my preference. But I’m just not a big fan of turquoise.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 05:35 AM

I am also not a fan on turqoise but if you are set on it I think it would be a good idea to set some bowties on the bottom to stabilize it. Otherwise + one on lighter coloured bowties and if you want the crack filled black epoxy.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 07:03 AM

I like turquoise on walnut. But you still need something like a butterfly to prevent the crack from widening.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#7 posted 11-25-2014 08:18 AM

Turquoise looks really good with walnut, but I agree with the butterfly suggestions… that would keep the crack from expanding further.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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