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Forum topic by Myrickwoodworks posted 01-30-2019 05:57 PM 396 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2019 05:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: epoxy resin epoxy resin epoxy inlays river table resin inlays epoxy resin inlays

I have been messing around with very small scale epoxy inlays to get pouring, evacuating air bubbles, mixing dye, and calculating appropriate volume needed for the project. I’ve been working on an epoxy resin river table. I’ve read so many different articles on types of epoxy to use but don’t know enough to be able to make a decision. What epoxy resin bonds best with wood. Any recommendations for types, brands, and structurally strong epoxies?


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#1 posted 01-31-2019 07:10 PM

One of the things that affect which epoxy you buy is, how thick are your pours going to be? Many mixed epoxies get hot just sitting in a cup (smoke will start rolling off from the reaction). You have to do some in layers. Doing so would also make it easier to get bubbles out.

Of course, a biggie is, warm your two parts, before mixing them. This and stirring slowly, but thoroughly, will allow the mix to release air easier.

I used a lot of Flecto Varithane’s resin (5 gal buckets). It seemed a bit to soft for a table top, to me. Though it did keep getting harder with time. Anyway, inquire about the surface hardness for glasses and such.

Several people point to Alumalite for a lot of projects, so that’s one direction to look.

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