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Forum topic by JerryLH posted 11-23-2019 12:52 AM 269 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JerryLH

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11-23-2019 12:52 AM

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I’m building a dining table and I would like to treat the table surfaces with a low viscosity epoxy resin (to harden/toughen the surface). I would like a water or near water viscosity so that it would penetrate the wood for a 1/32” or even a 1/16”. Is there a product (whatever it is) that will achieve this? Thanks.

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#1 posted 11-23-2019 01:46 AM

Something like CPES (clear penetrating epoxy sealer) from Rot Doctor? Never used it on a table only to seal new stringers and other parts on boat repair.

Marc Spanuolo link to using a similar type product.
https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/durable-outdoor-finish/

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#2 posted 11-23-2019 01:56 AM

There are several brands of low viscosity “Penetrating” epoxy designed for….uh penetrating wood. Sailors would fix bulkheads and other wooden areas where wood has rotted with penetrating epoxy with pretty good results. I’m not sure how deep it’ll penetrate new would except for perhaps a little on the endgrain. Easy to find online or at a boat store. Not cheap. That said, I don’t believe any epoxies are as thin as water?

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#3 posted 11-23-2019 02:11 AM

I use this from Abatron but I have not tried it for what you are doing. Are you going to apply a finish? If so I would test a piece of scrap first.

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#4 posted 11-23-2019 05:17 AM

I’ve got years of experience with this stuff and it is exactly what you are looking for. It’s even food safe.

https://www.systemthree.com/products/s-1-clear-penetrating-epoxy-sealer?gclid=Cj0KCQiAq97uBRCwARIsADTziybRCFvFMAwExlr7t4lfm9SaPMt77nDFwOONrvpAYwT4YQ0ixeSlNGgaAkU5EALw_wcB

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#5 posted 11-23-2019 11:26 AM

try this on a piece of scrap – see what you think. neraly impossible to sand once dried but no need to if you’re covering it with a self leveling resin
I used it on wormy hickory table then covered with polyeurathane

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#6 posted 11-23-2019 12:47 PM

+1 on the System 3 penetrating sealer. Good stuff.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 11-23-2019 05:00 PM

Thank you All very much for the feedback – exactly what I was looking for. It’s really great that places like Lumberjocks exist to get such experienced information. I’m 70 years young now and to have had this resource available—well, it would have been great then also.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#8 posted 11-23-2019 05:13 PM

Sorry to hijack your thread for a second Jerry, just have a quick question for Paul


I’ve got years of experience with this stuff and it is exactly what you are looking for. It’s even food safe.

https://www.systemthree.com/products/s-1-clear-penetrating-epoxy-sealer?gclid=Cj0KCQiAq97uBRCwARIsADTziybRCFvFMAwExlr7t4lfm9SaPMt77nDFwOONrvpAYwT4YQ0ixeSlNGgaAkU5EALw_wcB

- shipwright


Hi Paul,
Have you ever used this product on brass?
I’m looking for something to seal the brass legs on this table I’m making.

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shipwright

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#9 posted 11-23-2019 08:00 PM

I think there are better things for brass. S1 excels at penetrating. On a solid metal surface it’s just another coating.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#10 posted 11-23-2019 08:14 PM



I think there are better things for brass. S1 excels at penetrating. On a solid metal surface it’s just another coating.

- shipwright


Thanks, in the past I have just used the pre cat lacquer, but was looking for something better.

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#11 posted 11-25-2019 03:28 PM

Another +1 for the system 3.

Thanks, in the past I have just used the pre cat lacquer, but was looking for something better.

- LeeRoyMan


Lacquer is the typical approach used on hinges, etc.

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