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Best Method for Infilling Tabletop Hollow With Epoxy? Buying Guides 

Best Method for Infilling Tabletop Hollow With Epoxy?

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I am currently putting together a hollowed-out tabletop with the intent of inserting a ship profile that will be back-filled with clear epoxy. As you can imagine, once poured, there is no going back and, as much as I like to experiment to get the appropriate results, I really need to get this right the first time. I have done some research with respect to clear epoxy filler, and there seems to be a lot of short videos available on YouTube, etc., but I find very little specific information on the topic. For instance, is there shrinkage after curing? Is it better to pour a layer at a time or all at once? Does the depth of the fill affect the visual aspects of the insert? I am hoping that you might have a resident expert on the use of clear epoxy who may include future articles on its use with respect to filler effects. If not, can you recommend a site that could provide some detailed information? – Peter Hamon

Tim Inman: Measure twice, cut once. You must create a sample board set on which you can test your materials and your techniques. You must. Otherwise, you’re casting your lot with the gods of serendipity. They are often not kind. As for your other questions: Epoxies create heat during curing. The thicker the cross-section, the more heat they will generate. I have seen pours like you’re describing get so hot they smoke – and distort the epoxy. Epoxy shrinks

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