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Forum topic by docspencer posted 08-11-2018 04:10 PM 564 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2018 04:10 PM

Can I use crushed stone with 2 part epoxy (system 3) for wood inlay in a table top?


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#1 posted 08-11-2018 04:19 PM

It’s what everyone uses for that type project
Just make sure you have the time to get it all set and ready before it sets up on you
Scott

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#2 posted 08-11-2018 04:27 PM

slow setting (30-60 minute) epoxy will give you ample time
to vibrate “most” of the air bubbles out of the mix.
quicker than 15-20 minutes could lead to less than satisfactory results.
not knowing how much space you are talking about, you could build
a “box” that will sit over the pour and use your shop-vac to remove
most of the trapped air.

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#3 posted 08-12-2018 02:04 AM

A heat gun will cause the bubbles to rise and dissipate. When I think of slow setting epoxy, I think in terms of hours – not minutes.

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#4 posted 08-12-2018 02:14 AM

Thanks, gang. This is something I’ve been wondering about for some time. I’ve got an upcoming project and this info will really help.

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