Epoxy for inlay turning
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Been reading and watching utube vids on turning using epoxy as filler in knoted or other voids. I'm not ready to go the stabilization route just looking for a good epoxy that can be tinted and turns well. 

Figure I'll need lots of practice before I ruin good stock.
Roger


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  Re: Epoxy for inlay turning by firefighter (Been reading and wat...)
(08-20-2021, 08:57 AM)firefighter Wrote: Been reading and watching utube vids on turning using epoxy as filler in knoted or other voids. I'm not ready to go the stabilization route just looking for a good epoxy that can be tinted and turns well. 

Figure I'll need lots of practice before I ruin good stock.

I use two part epoxy,that I get from LV. Mixes and tints well,also turns well.

Mel
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  Re: Epoxy for inlay turning by firefighter (Been reading and wat...)
For knots and small  voids, I use any clear 5 minute epoxy from a big box.  I’ve filled countless knots without issue.
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  Re: RE: Epoxy for inlay turning by badwhiskey (For knots and small ...)
(08-22-2021, 07:14 AM)badwhiskey Wrote: For knots and small  voids, I use any clear 5 minute epoxy from a big box.  I’ve filled countless knots without issue.

What Frank said works just as well.

Mel
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  Re: Epoxy for inlay turning by firefighter (Been reading and wat...)
Been reading in my spare time. Looking at some of the stock I have saved there are several that have large cracks/voids that go about 3/4 of the way through. They vary from hairline to slightly larger than a sawblade. The splits running with the grain do not bother me as much as the ones that run across the grain. I have visions of this thing breaking in two in my face. Is it safe to turn epoxied stock?
Roger


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  Re: RE: Epoxy for inlay turning by firefighter (Been reading in my s...)
(08-22-2021, 10:04 AM)firefighter Wrote: Been reading in my spare time. Looking at some of the stock I have saved there are several that have large cracks/voids that go about 3/4 of the way through. They vary from hairline to slightly larger than a sawblade. The splits running with the grain do not bother me as much as the ones that run across the grain. I have visions of this thing breaking in two in my face. Is it safe to turn epoxied stock?

No answer, so here's my take.

Maybe.  But don't stand/lean into the disintegration zone, keep the toolrest close and listen carefully for clicks (of cracks) and re-glue them as encountered.

I'm a fan of green wood turning, so I seldom encounter such problems any more.
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