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foxfish

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Hi Wookii, I used 3mm thick coat of epoxy.
It is not that easy unless you take a lot of care in preparation ... the epoxy itself is a high viscosity (runny) product that needs to be mixed very thoroughly and accurately in a dust free environment (Outside in my case) and then warmed up to around 30c.
The table is also warmed up and a ring of mastic is applied as a dam wall around the table edge.
I make a polythene tent inside my shed and work under that to pour the epoxy, it is self leveling so the table has to be absolutely level.
There are many things that can go wrong, epoxy does not like high humidity, it needs to be mixed for 6-8 minutes and them left to de gas but you can still get bubbles forming.
one big issue is air getting traped in the wood and then rising even hours after you have made the pour,
I use a flame gun to go over the surface every 30min for around two hours to pop any micro bubbles that appear.
On top of all that epoxy is expensive, that particular table required about £60 worth of epoxy.
some of the bigger projects use gallons of epoxy and that can really add up!
 

Raws69

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Hi. here’s My attempt at a bit of furniture making, table first then the cabinet using up the remainder of the wood. Tables still in one piece and the cabinet hasnt fallen apart yet 😂.
 

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LondonDragon

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If you think that table was nuts, this bath tub is even more insane! think @zozo should make one for next spring!!!

 

johnnywales

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Keeping multiple reef tanks, and building more tanks, both glass and stands than I have room for. That's why I am back here, to use one of my newly built tanks to throw it back to planted puddles.

Looking forward to the journey.
 

Simmo

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Fly fishing (not much coarse in Scotland), riding old motorbikes, and the odd old car (running an early Boxster just now). Loads of us seem to like cars and fishing lol!
 
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