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Forum topic by Combo Prof posted 01-26-2015 08:50 PM 743 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Combo Prof

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01-26-2015 08:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing epoxy filler

I’ve seen an epoxy filler used by wood turners that looks like a copper vein in the wood.
  1. What is it called and where can I buy it?
  2. Is it a bad idea to smooth a board with a hand-plane if it has an epoxy filled crack?

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 10:34 PM

The copper vein is copper powder added to two part clear epoxy.
You can use any “powder” you’d like….
coffee grounds….
Let your imagination run wild!!!

As I don’t use hand planes (yet)....
I can’t really answer that question, but I don’t see why not. I wouldn’t neccesarily use a “high end” (read: expensive) plane, but a run of the mill one should be fine. I’ve just used sandpaper to smooth epoxy filled knot holes. Others may chime in with a better answer.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 10:37 PM

What DIY said – just be careful not to put too much of the colorant in the epoxy.

Epoxy hand planes quite well with a sharp iron.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 11:58 PM

Here’s the motivation for my inquiry. I saw on the workbench smack down a recent bench that had cracked, and I thought epoxy filler.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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