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Removing dents from UV-finished wooden countertop

I have a UV-finished butcher block countertop that has several dents in it. As I know, it is simple to remove dents on unfinished surface using iron on wet wood, but UV-finish makes it complicated (if ...
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Recommended coating to use on top of epoxy to help resist scratches

I have a dining table that I refinished with a tabletop epoxy product. I have one layer on it now and it is very glossy and I'm planning on putting another layer on top of it soon. I've been using ...
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Epoxy table exposed wood cracked

I have purchased an epoxy table. The design was very unique, but the guy who sold it said its not highest quality, so it was discounted. It consists of many pieces of wood covered in epoxy with some ...
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Fixing burnt epoxy? Redo the whole table or can do a patch?

So I guess I got a little aggressive with the heat gun and some epoxy burned in a small section of the table. This was supposed to be the seal coat, but seemed pretty thick for that (used the ...
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Can I oil wood if the pores are full of epoxy?

I turned a mesquite bowl to near final dimensions on my lathe, then filled some defects with epoxy. The defects were in end grain areas. After turning it flush and removing enough wood that there are ...
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Epoxy inlay on gel stained desktop [duplicate]

I am building a small desktop for my son. He wants it gray so I am using poplar with a General Finishes gel stain. I am going to CNC his initials on top and then pour an epoxy in there for an inlay. ...
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Punky spots on a madrone/arbutus slab

I am currently working on a madrone live edge slab. My problem is that it has a few small spots where there's rot and the wood is punky. The rotting has created some beautiful spalting but as I said,...
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Desktop case design: Which one should I do first for mold and heat resistance, epoxy resin or varnish?

I'm working on some MDF pieces for some design and thought of using both protective (anti-mold, Polyurethane) varnish and epoxy resin together. Problem is, I don't know which order would be best for ...
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Bending wood and resin

I’m trying to figure out the best way to make this project. I have a project that I have already cut out on my CNC machine, but each end needs to be bent upwards about 15 degrees. I don’t have a press ...
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Adding Ecopoxy layer to curing Liquid Glass layer in live edge project

I have a 42" white oak round that is 3" thick. I poured Liquid glass epoxy resin in the checked cracks (0.5" wide) in it last night. It filled only about 1" deep (darn leaks). I ...
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Epoxy sat in -7c for 3 nights should I replace it?

It's normally never below freezing where I live so I never bother bringing glue inside. There was a cold snap around -7c nights for 3-4 days and I have 5 different unopened epoxy tubes that were ...
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What are my options to generate vacuum for impregnating with resin/epoxy?

I have some small parts (wood, or even FR4 plates like for PCBs) which I want to seal against humidity. My idea is to slightly impregnate them with epoxy. To avoid bubbles under the coat and to ...
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Staining over epoxy [duplicate]

I am building a dining table out of of cracked reclaimed wood. I’ve mistakenly filled in the cracks with epoxy first and am now looking to stain the wood. Obviously, a normal stain won’t adhere to the ...
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What order do I go in to fill defects in wood?

I’m new to live edge woodworking. I am finishing a walnut slab for a kitchen table that has some minor defects such as small cracks and knotty areas. I would like to fill those with epoxy. But unsure ...
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Epoxy has just soaked into my project, can I put lacquer on to stop that then when it dries can I put epoxy on again?

On my new table I am making I forgot to put lacquer on to stop the epoxy from soaking in, can I go back and add the lacquer then add the epoxy?
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Can resin or epoxy be poured over a poly finish?

I pulled the tile out of my dining table and replaced it with multiple wooden slats that I torched, sanded, then stained. The valleys in the grain are amazing and I left a smooth board in the center ...
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What can be done to repair epoxy resin cast that cracked while curing?

I poured an epoxy river cast and it took off on me even when in a cool environment and with fans. I'm looking at fixes for this without chipping everything away.
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High or Low RPM for sanding Epoxy layer on wood?

I have a wooden countertop that I covered with a thin layer of epoxy and, as a beginner, I made a messy job and there are brush strokes on it. Some days ago I started sanding it with a sander with ...
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What is the strongest wood filler?

I do a good amount of repair and this comes up quite often. Here is a typical situation from today, fixing a chair frame - one of the frame beams broke off and ripped out about half of the layers of ...
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How to coat and finish a fresh cut end grain cookie stop it from drying/cracking? [duplicate]

First timer here (to forum and woodworking). I have two, 2" thick tree slices ("cookies") that have a diameter of around 20". I'm trying to turn them into end tables as a gift for ...
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Fixing cedar pocket hole failure

I built a cedar above ground planter last summer for my mother-in-law, and one of the sides didn’t hold well. I used pocket screws to secure the sides to the posts - but one broke out (pic below)... ...
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Is it possible make the surface of wood harder?

I'm planning to build a countertop for the kitchen out of glued 1 x 1 pieces of pine. I have glued the pieces together and it looks good, but after working with it for a while, I have realized that it ...
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How can I remove metal connectors from a thin wooden ring?

My issue is in the form of these headphone rings - I'm wanting to create new ones, but I need to extract these big metal lugs from the original, preferably without destroying them. I believe the wood ...
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In which order should I glue, stain and apply epoxy resin?

I want to glue four timber beams side by side, stain them and fix some voids with epoxy resin. What is the best order to do it? Each beam measures 150x150x600mm and is made from beech. Some voids ...
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How to properly use dye or sawdust to color epoxy for filling voids in wood

I have some boards with voids in them that I'd like to stabilize with colored epoxy. I've done this on previous projects with varying amounts of success, so I'd like a little perspective on my ...
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Filling cracks with epoxy after Tung oil

So still working on my live edge walnut table, and I think I may have screwed up the order of operations a bit. The slab has some defects - cracks, small knots with voids, etc. Didn't think to much ...
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How to choose an epoxy?

The question is spurned by the fact that I've got a good deal of olive-wood scrap from creating utensils. I'd like to epoxy it all together and then turn a bowl out of them. In looking at epoxy, there ...
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Clear coat over epoxy?

I just did a pretty big piece of cherry with epoxy resin and there are a few spots that didn’t get covered adequately. Got a light coat but you can see the texture of the wood and not a glassy epoxy ...
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How to prevent epoxy from running out of wood voids

I'm building a pair of 3-drawer nightstands and using a slab of cypress for the drawer faces. The final pour of epoxy started out fine, just "proud" of the surface in the major voids, but ...
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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 (Barrikade EP-TP). I'm having a problem with 2 gallons of ...
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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 (...
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