Epoxy mania (i have insufficient privileges to reply to my own thread?)

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    Pontiac_baron Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I read the rules: I'm required to post

    I'm lurking.
    I make epoxy tables as a hobby. Things like the attached

    I'm here to try to stalk some Sellers with slabs: I want to find some unique stuff

    In particular, I want some larger pieces of fire (box elder)

    Nice to meet ya'll. I'll help anyone create their own epoxy tables if you ask questions!

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    Welcome from Colorado Harry. Wow, very, very cool tables. Will be picking your brain one of these days on these tables. For right now I am just working on some natural edge tables; nothing with large voids.......yet......
     
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    Pontiac_baron Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I can reply now (wonderful). The admins seem responsive on this forum!
    I'll post a few more pictures!
    I don't do this as a living, so I don't mind sharing any experience....with anyone

    There are definitely a few lessons that will help :)

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    Welcome. We all like step by step tutorials if you have a chance. Nice looking tables.
     
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    WELCOME! From Michigan. :welcome2:
     
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    Harry, Welcome from South Texas! We do try as a group to stay on top of things. @justallan or @Mike1950 are probably your best bets for FBE slabs. Nice work, by the way! Tony
     
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    Welcome! Nice work on the tables!
     
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    Welcome from Taunton Massachusetts. Fantastic table work
     
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    Welcome aboard Harry, nice work! Is that a steampunk table base? Or some type of shop apparatus
     
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    I have some of those in mind for upcoming projects!! Welcome from the Gulf Coast of Texas
     
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    Welcome from California! Your tables are very cool! I want to learn how to make them. Any videos or tips would be most helpful. Chuck
     
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    Welcome!!! I started a small top for a stand last fall and I getting ready to pour. Great looking tables. What kind of rein do you use?
     
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    Howdy Harry, welcome to the club....
     
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    :welcome2: from south Florida!!
     
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    Howdy from Montana.
    What size slabs are you needing and what thickness? I may still have some flame box elder out in the barn that should be plenty dry.
     
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    A buddy of mine has several types of South Florida woods slabs ready for tables. Let me know if you're interested.
     
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    I'd take any box elder (flame) I could find
    I like the blue epoxy. And it gives a nice contrast to the red in Red Cedar or the flame box elder

    Here are a few more pictures, and a picture of how desperate I've been with the BoxElder - using small blanks. This might turn out well. I'll be working on it tonight

    You can see a piece of tape remaining from where the epoxy dried. Many people build jigs and pour, while I use tape. The jigs are probably a better practice.
    And also the vacuum chamber that removes the air bubbles if you're going to do a clear pour (poor picture attached of a clear table - will get a better one)

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