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RogerS

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I have this nice bit of Zebrano and would like to fill in the voids. I was wondering about clear epoxy but wasn't sure how well it would take a finish....exact finish still undecided. I'm after a high gloss finish.

Any suggestions?



 

Steve Maskery

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IIRC the secret to staining epoxy is to mix the adhesive and pigment together thoroughly before adding the hardener.
S
 

Pete Maddex

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Hi, Roger

The Wilcos epoxy is about half the price of Araldite and it sets ROCK hard.
I bought two packs and only used one, it goes a lot further than you think.

Get your scrapers sharpened!


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I use filter coffee grounds on turnings, usually with thin CA but occasionally with 30 min Zpoxy for the larger voids.
 

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The wood turners do this a lot.........I believe. It is common practise for some using metal dust, possibly artists oil colours.
 

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I use brass powder I get from my local key cutters, after cleaning it with a magnet I put in the hole/void and then fill with CA and then go through the grits. Aluminium powder looks good aswell.
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Apologies if this is a dumb question, but is the Wilko stuff simply packaged as epoxy resin? I've never seen it in-store, but would be curious to give it a try.

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Hi, disco_monkey79

Its in the glue section, usually next to the Araldite, it looks the same, just different colours in the pack and tubes.

Pete
 
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