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  • FrancesB26 made the instructable Epoxy River Coffee Table9 months ago
    Epoxy River Coffee Table

    Apart from being a direct copy of my original 2014 design (there are lots out there now so i hope it's a compliment?!), it's a beautifully made table and a really cool instructable. It is possible to make the gap without the steel supports (i've never used acrylic rods so can't help there). Also, they would show up less in certain colours of resin, especially the darker transparents-there's nothing to hide behind with clear so it's the hardest one i think. It is also possible to use opaque colours with Epoxy, better for commercial settings but sort of loses the point slightly with the river.If you get the right epoxy, the join can be strong with the wood but there are so many types and some of them have very poor adhesion so i wouldn't necessarily recommend it. The moisture content of ...

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    Apart from being a direct copy of my original 2014 design (there are lots out there now so i hope it's a compliment?!), it's a beautifully made table and a really cool instructable. It is possible to make the gap without the steel supports (i've never used acrylic rods so can't help there). Also, they would show up less in certain colours of resin, especially the darker transparents-there's nothing to hide behind with clear so it's the hardest one i think. It is also possible to use opaque colours with Epoxy, better for commercial settings but sort of loses the point slightly with the river.If you get the right epoxy, the join can be strong with the wood but there are so many types and some of them have very poor adhesion so i wouldn't necessarily recommend it. The moisture content of the wood is also important.I'm not great with steel so rather than polish it, i send mine to be powdercoated in a chrome finish which is a bit shinier but a similar look. Might be worth considering something like that, or a specialist coat as an alternative finish? Though, I realise it does lose a bit of the completely handmade finish.Love to see your next project!

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  • FrancesB26 made the instructable Glow table9 months ago
    Glow table

    I first made blue resin infill tables 4 years ago and was initially quite miffed to have the idea stolen by quite a lot of people, however once i got over myself (i know, bit of a Diva moment!) its actually really cool to see new ideas and this is a fantastic instructable. I'd have never have thought of using the glow powder and don't have similar wood to you available nearby (i only use local hardwoods)-Kudos for doing such a good job. I'm not sure if this helps anyone but Silicone sheet is good to cast on as the resin peels straight off it, or melamine board (as long as there is zero texture). Did you consider just taking the Epoxy right over the full board rather than having to sand it back? Sanding resin is one of the jobs i like the least! I've seen it planed but it can chip if you...

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    I first made blue resin infill tables 4 years ago and was initially quite miffed to have the idea stolen by quite a lot of people, however once i got over myself (i know, bit of a Diva moment!) its actually really cool to see new ideas and this is a fantastic instructable. I'd have never have thought of using the glow powder and don't have similar wood to you available nearby (i only use local hardwoods)-Kudos for doing such a good job. I'm not sure if this helps anyone but Silicone sheet is good to cast on as the resin peels straight off it, or melamine board (as long as there is zero texture). Did you consider just taking the Epoxy right over the full board rather than having to sand it back? Sanding resin is one of the jobs i like the least! I've seen it planed but it can chip if you get it wrong/are unlucky so we sand ours too.

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