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#1 posted 10-13-2018 03:29 PM

Not all epoxy is fast drying. If I were to tackle this, I’d use a medium setting thin epoxy such as West Systems or comparable. I actually ordered the 3:1 thin epoxy from us composites to make some knife scales using paper grocery bags (DIY micarta). Pot life is 20-25 minutes @ 80*F, plenty of time if you’re determined. They offer slower setting varieties if needed.

I did end up soaking the finished handles in polyurethane to make the paper more water resistant, but they were very easy to machine. I am sure that once cured, turning a epoxy/paper combination would be no problem.

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