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by lerdahl
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29934

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Keith, I couldn't agree with you more, the problem I've been having is keeping it flat after I've planed it flat and recess carved it. I've finished two plaques and was ready to finish them, but when I went to finish them the next morning I found both severally cupped. So, now I am trying an experim...
by lerdahl
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29934

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Aussie, "I have read about using a warm bath to reduce the bubbles.... am I correct that most bubbles come from the mixing of the two parts? if so why wouldn't you pour the 2 parts and place the one container in the water bath and mix while being heated." You are correct, All the bath is for is to r...
by lerdahl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29934

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I am certainly not an expert in working with epoxy and like you I've done my fare share of experimentation in which I've learned a few important lessons along the way; First the formation of bubbles. I've been able to reduce the number of bubbles in a couple of ways, first I have a couple of small g...
by lerdahl
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29934

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

It's looking good ! I have had success using acrylic paint, it will also help out if your colored epoxy is too translucent. I've also had good results with wiping on a thin coat of epoxy with a gloved hand before making any cuts then paint the inside of the inlay before pouring the colored epoxy, th...
by lerdahl
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 29934

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Some of your pictures seem to indicate bleeding of the epoxy into the wood grain. You should seal the grain before pouring the epoxy. There are a lot of wood sealants on the market just make sure you find one that works with your finish, I've been using unwaxed shellac. Right now I'm experimenting w...