Anyone dabble with wood and resin?

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  1. Scout 2

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    If anybody wants ome ideas for stuff and you are up this way. Take M 72 from LKalkaska just a 1/2 east of M 66 and go into that place on the right. I think it is called WoodLand Creek. They have some great stuff in there
     
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    Beech spalts up really well also. I let fresh cut beech lay for 2 years then mill it.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  6. wannabapro

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    Thought about doing an island as well to be honest. The top is probably the hardest part. When you’re done post up some pics or a thread!
     
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    Will do. This is just one small part of a complete kitchen remodel that I've been working on all summer. I'm building all of the cabinets from scratch too. I'm just about ready to start painting them. Then it's finally time to get them installed.

    By the way, I've got about a hundred hours into this piece!
     
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    Decided not to epoxy for this one this summer. Just rubbed in butcher board oil finish. Welded some tube I had for the legs. When I get the man cave finished in the basement, I plan on doing an epoxy table with some petoskey stones and other stuff in it.

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    Did this one too.
     

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    I have never been involved with the front end of it (the pour) only the back end of it making it look great. Friends of mine have a business where they have done a lot of things that they have done pours on . They had me come and repair a pour years ago. Wet sanded and buffed it. I told them that they could sand the surface to get rid of the mistakes and re pour over the sand scratches. I would say 800 grit would be the finest paper you would want to use. This past spring I straightened out a beautiful 14 foot maple conference table. I don’t believe that it was fully cured and hard because I used the coarsest compound and a wool pad and it wouldn’t take out my wet sanding scratches. When I switched to a regular compound with a foam pad it removed the scratches. I think that the wool pad and coarse compound heated the resin up which made it soft. A soft surface doesn’t buff well.
     
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    Doesn't the resin clog up the sand paper or is it wet sanded
     
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    Wet sanded. I am in the auto body business so I have done my share of sanding and buffing finishes. If it is not fully cured it will somewhat clog the paper.
     
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    Update on this project. Wood stained, top coat of resin applied to the middle, mounted handles, and lubed it up well with food grade mineral oil and a oil/beeswax blend. I think it looks pretty good. It’ll be a nice gift and will get used.

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    Beautiful work fellas!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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