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epoxy suggestions for inlay

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epoxy suggestions for inlay

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:47 am

Hey guys, I'm looking at a future project that I've been wanting to do for quite a while. I would like to inlay something into the wood but I don't want it to be a surface inlay where you can feel the texture of the inlayed item, I want to basically encapsulate it so the surface is smooth. Im looking at otiliths, or fish ear bones, salmon to be exact. They're more or less white so I need a good clear epoxy as well as something with minimal bubbling (long dry time?) Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: epoxy suggestions for inlay

Postby Crooked Stic » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:43 pm

Don't see why smooth on would not work. Some of the luthier guys use 5 ton epoxy ( not the 5 min. stuff but slower drying)
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Re: epoxy suggestions for inlay

Postby bearauto11 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:56 pm

They have casting and encapsulation epoxies. I've never used them, but I've seen them advertised. I did a quick search and saw that Smooth-On sells some.
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Re: epoxy suggestions for inlay

Postby Chemsolder » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:49 pm

Alumilite looks interesting and it is clear unless you dye it only problem would be getting it in a pressure or vacuum tank to get the airbubbles out.
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Re: epoxy suggestions for inlay

Postby tjdeerslayer37 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:42 pm

Hmm ill have to experiment with some stuff! Thanks guys :D
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