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Epoxy Infused Wood


 


5 Comments

  1. Thanks for this video. I have quite a bit of stunning spalted beech that was sawn from logs about a year ago, it’s been kiln dried recently and I am getting ready to use some of it in a project. Some of it is bordering on the edge of not being usable, and I suspect we’ll scrap a good portion of the ends. I’d value your thoughts on using this method to stabilize some of the slightly punky (but crazy beautiful) material. Insights, ideas, gotchas, etc.

    Appreciate any advice you can share. Thanks!

    • Amy,
      Sounds like some really nice wood. IN short,Yes, I’d use the smiths epoxy first with a vacuum, and depending on if you have any voids then step it up to a gap filling epoxy like the West, system 3 or the like.
      This also depend on how thick the pieces are. There is another, similar process using “Cactus Juice”, not quite sure what this product is but suspect it is an thermal activated epoxy. You soak the wood in a vacuum them cure it in an oven. This make the wood solid and great for turning. This process requires a vacuum chamber (a pressure pot will do).

      I have also had a lot of success with CA glue, (I buy it buy the quart) and soak the finish surface of my carving or questionable wood for my sanding step.

      I hope this helps. Please send my a shot of your finished piece and I’d be happy to post it.
      Enjoy!

  2. What kind of camera is that? Thatt is a really good top quality.

  3. What is your favourite equipment to use?
    I use an old Sony, which I’m prety happy with.

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