Sorry for weighing late on this. I needed to educate myself on sharing pho
I built a natural edge, black walnut coffee table a couple of years back.
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It had voids to fill, so I experimented with different epoxies, etc. I tri
ed a few 5 min. epoxies, but the results were bad since I wanted it to be w
ater clear and show the filler material. In the end, I bit the bullet and
bought West epoxy and I am very happy I did.
I used an inexpensive mineral that looked like turquoise, fool’s go
ld and brass filings as filler material. I tried filings from a key duplic
ating machine, but they were too coarse, so I just filed an old brass nut.
I taped the bottom of the table and filled with inexpensive filler (Bondo,
I think) to about ½” from the top. I then used the filler ma
terials with the good epoxy.
I decided to add a butterfly (Dutchman) more for interest than a fear of th
e crack opening up. I didn’t want to go with the traditional bowti
e shape, so I did, well, a butterfly.
My memory is a little fuzzy (getting’ old) but I’d be happy
to answer questions.
PS I saved lots of used toner from the copy machine where I work. I thoug
ht I would use it to dye epoxy and then use that for filler. The toner wou
ldn’t “wet” so I don’t think this will work
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