Introduction: Replacing Antique Hardware With Epoxy
We have this antique secretary that was missing a piece of hardware, the keyhole plate. I looked at all kinds of antique places and realized there is no way I would ever find a match. So I made my own…as you will see.
5 minute epoxy
Step 1: Roll Some Clay
Roll some clay so it is flat on top. Sprinkle with baby powder. Brush lightly.
Step 2: Press Original Part Into the Clay
Use a small board or something flat to press it in evenly. Tap with a hammer.
Step 3: Carefully Lift the Original Out of the Clay
Use a small screwdriver or pick
Step 4: Repair Any Damage to the Mold, and Add Overflow Vents
Step 5: Mix the Epoxy
Step 6: Fill the Clay Mold
Lay on some waxed paper, and press with a small board. And wait…at least an hour.
Step 7: Dig Out Your New Part
Step 8: Cut Off the Flash and Vents
Clean up edges with a knife and/or clippers.
Step 9: Faux Paint to Match the Original
No one will ever notice. Unless you tell them.
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