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Epoxy Rose in Oak

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Project by GregMorgan posted 08-10-2020 12:10 PM 451 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed something to hang in my kitchen so i made this out of a piece of oak stair tread. Routed the rose with Shaper and filled with green epoxy.

-- Greg, Allentown, PA





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hockeyfan_019

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#1 posted 08-10-2020 07:37 PM

This looks really nice, it even adds a bit of interest that the “pearl” epoxy color seems to have created a sort of border from the edge. I do have a couple technical questions though…

- How did you get the epoxy to be bubble free? Did you put it in a pressure pot? I’ve had trouble with the wood releasing air as the epoxy cures, and it doesn’t look very nice, especially with large-grained woods like oak and ash
- How deep did you route? Did you do it in a single pass? To get a uniform color I assume it is all the same depth, but when you try to cut deep in a single pass the tool seems to chatter sometimes, and the edges get chippy. With multiple passes, my router never seems to line up all the passes perfectly.
- Did you undercut? Some of mine the epoxy popped out after curing, so I started trying to use a low/angle dovetail bit.

You seem to have covered all the bases, nice result :)

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 08-11-2020 06:36 PM

That’s really beautiful.

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