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edge of countertop not covered - flood coat

When poured a flood coat on my countertop, it came out great. However the edges look rough and kinda bumpy as the epoxy just didn't adhere and stick. Is there a fix? Something that dries quicker and/...
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Why is my West Systems epoxy discoloring after sanding

I have a live edge slab of cherry that required some epoxy in a few areas. This is the first time I've worked with epoxy, and I followed online guides that suggested mixing a small quantity of ...
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Can I black dye gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of black epoxy?

I am wondering if it would be possible to dye black gorilla glue and use it to fill cracks in wood instead of the well known black epoxy method? Why? Because finding right epoxy and dealing with it ...
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What tool can I use to cut/plane a lot of dowel rods?

I made a piece of sculptural wall art out of pieces of wooden dowel rod, joined together with epoxy glue. It looks similar to these: Example 1 Example 2 Though I tried to keep the bottoms of the ...
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Why is clear epoxy not often used to fill cracks in live edge slabs?

I've worked with a few live edge slabs in the past, but the one I have now is the first one with a sizable crack. I don't like the look of butterfly keys, and I don't believe that this crack needs ...
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Do I need to use epoxy primer on fiberglass/epoxy before painting?

I am building a stitch&glue plywood boat that is coated with fiberglass and epoxy on the outside. I am trying to determine whenever I need to add epoxy primer on top of the epoxy coat before ...
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The epoxy hardens extremely slowly - what's the cause?

I'm not sure if this is the right section to ask this question, but I assume at least some of you woodworkers have experience with epoxy. I'm having a problem with 2 gallons of epoxy that I bought for ...
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How to cover the top and bottom of a piece with a self-leveling epoxy resin?

Is there a good way to cover both the top and bottom of a piece with a self-leveling epoxy resin? I have a small box/basket that I'd like to have in my kitchen to hold cooking oils. Since the ...
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Why does two-part epoxy shrink when mixed?

Whenever I mix two-part epoxy, the combined volume appears to be 20%-30% less than the individual parts. Why is this? I think this is woodworking-related, as I'm using epoxy to fill voids, but if I ...
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Voids, epoxy and staining compatibility

TL;DR: How do I fix this, and have it match the final color? I'm getting ready to join some 10.5"-wide red oak for a table top, and one of the boards has a void on an edge, right in the middle (...