Furniture #42: Grants Slab day 6

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-11-2019 04:44 AM 613 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I guess all the dedicated followers are patiently waiting to see what fantastic results I got with Glow in the dark Epoxy resin filler and all that sort of stuff.

Well these are the bare cold facts.

1.First up why did I call it furniture? well I did it because I really intended to make some legs for it and call it a table.however a few factors were recognised as reality.

2. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, and it may well likely it ends up back at my mate Grant”s place as a veranda table for him and the family.
3. Understanding this fact along with almost zip experience with epoxy fillers along with the capital outlay for the products I baulked at doing it.

So with that confession off my chest what did I actually do? Well nothing really exciting I assure you.

For the last 3 days I mixed up a concoction of fine saw dust and TBIII glue and stuffed it in the openings on the Top or A side.
For the B side or AKA LBD side I used some contaminated sawdust and also fille the various splits knot holes and the likes.

Side A or the Top:

This took about 3 days of filling, a partial fill and let it dry Day 2 sand and refill as per day 1 Day 3 as smear to remove any duck holes and then sand to a reasonable finish.

So this is what it all looked like

first fill

second fill

Same as fill 1

third fill

stuffing in the filler

I used a rubber mallet and a sheet of plastic to embed the filler.
Process:- place the plastic sheet it over the fill site and wack down,
slide the plastic sheet off and repeat as required, dont lift the sheet up as it may drag the filler out.

apart from sanding which I tried to do it with 240 g but clogged almost immediately so I resorted to 80 g and took it easy. I also used a scraper on the areas near the fill too remove the excess pfrior to sanding.

Pausing at 1100 for the mandatory break, ... go to my home page if you need more detail.

Side B or the LBD side

As this was gunna be down under side I didn’t use any fine sawdust but just some contaminated stuff, I mixed it up as previous and just rubbed the bulk of it in by hand but then switched to my veneer hammer. Again this produced a suitable result.

Its all drying now so its coffee time and parcel delivery receipt

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-11-2019 05:34 AM

I have been keeping an eye out for your posts.Keep having fun and stay safe.

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#2 posted 11-11-2019 06:04 AM

And on the 7th. day you create a duck?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 11-11-2019 10:35 AM

well Rob, looking at the carcus it appears that you made the right decision. With all of the checks and cracks it may have taken a gallon of resin just to fill them, then you would still have to finish.
Have you ever tried this product

over here it’s only $13 and it goes a LOOOOOOOOOONG way

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 11-14-2019 02:03 AM

I think it would have made a super cool desk!

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