"Through Lay" #6: Final entry of "My Epoxy Experiment"

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Blog entry by SisQMark posted 02-20-2012 02:33 AM 1943 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First let me apologize for not posting yesterday. I had a few thing come up & couldn’t get around to posting. Anyway here is the final post of this series before I post It as a completed project. I finished putting on the last coat of side two, with some added decorative glitter. It turned out pretty good.

The last coat of epoxy on side two.

I sanded side one again to remove some of the epoxy that seams to always run underneath after you pour. I used 400 grit to smooth all of the edges and the surface area that needed the most attention. When I was satisfied with the sanding I drilled a hole so there would be a place to run some string to hang it with. I used some glass beads & braided fishing line on both sides so it would match. I made a holding jig to hold it vertical for when I poured the final flood coat over the whole butterfly it could run down into a drip pan.

Here it is hanging in the jig with the epoxy dripping into the drip pan.

The epoxy will cure to an even coat on both sides this way.

Remember to keep wiping off the drips as it cures or you will have dried drips in your final project.

We guys, I hope you have all enjoyed my first blog series & I hope that I have been helpful to you with this technique in uncharted territory. At least I’ve never seen it done before. If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will be happy to answer any you may have. This has been fun for me & a learning process as well. For all of you that want to know how my secondary experiment went with the white & purple acrylic paint/epoxy mix. It took about a day and a half to cure to what I would say to be a toolable surface.
Thank you for following me with this adventure, I’ll post the finished project tomorrow when It has cured fully. Have a great night (great day for some of you).

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 08:33 AM

That came out real nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 01:34 PM

this came out beautifully! I know a few Grand Daughters that would luv this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 04:44 PM

Mission accomplished!!! Great job!!! I am not going to let my daughters see these for a couple of months. I don’t have much time to get them in the shop right now, but when I do, I will be using some of your idea as long as you don’t mind. They have great windows in their rooms that let in lots of light and would be great for these.

How much of the resin did you use? Or better yet, how many of these do you think you can get out of one box?

Well Mark, you did a great job, I want to say thanks for sharing your ideas and learning experiences with us. You have given me a lot of new ideas and worked out some of the how to’s for me, especial that final coat.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 05:13 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the nice comments. This was real fun & challenging to make. I’ll get it posted when It’s fully cured today.
Joey- Go for it! That’s why I’m sharing my idea with you all. Just a little something I can give back for all of the knowledge all of you have let me harvest from your posts. Again a big thank you. Also as for as how much I used, well I’d say about two shot glasses full total, plus or minus a little bit. I have a 32 oz kit of this stuff (16 oz of part A resin/16 oz of part B hardener) It should & has lasted me for a lot of projects already, I still have about 1/2 of each left. Well you should get quite a few out of a kit like mine. I’m glad that I’ve given you some new ideas, that was my intention, to share with you guys. Well I’m glad to see you enjoyed my blog & found it useful, thank you.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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