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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 02-17-2019 05:30 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2019 05:30 PM

The video explains my predicament, can you epoxy from the finished side.. https://youtu.be/OFPZcDNM8rE


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#1 posted 02-17-2019 06:32 PM

looking great so far !!
all that you said is what I would do with one exception . . .
put a few drops of super glue on the bottoms of the bowties to hold them
in place so they don’t float up when you pour the epoxy.
to prevent leaks – people often will pour maybe a 1/4” or so first. let that set up,
then finish the pour in an hour or so.
the wood will absorb some of the epoxy – so just keep adding as necessary.
if you can build a little “dome” over the area on the last pour, it can be sanded or
scraped off later.
keep checking the bottom of the slab to ensure no epoxy is leaking anywhere.
[use a very sharp X-Acto blade to trim the fuzz around the bowties.
when you center them and anchor them down with super glue, they will look just
fine after you pour the epoxy around them].

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