Using Resin…


I recently posted the Ultimate Bloke’s BBQ Board… where I inserted bottle caps and other items into a Camphor Laurel Cutting Board…

In this post I will give a little insight into how to use the resin…

Resin is available as a 2 part system… it can be purchased from most woodworkers supply stores and most hardware shops…

I use a product called Glass Coat available from your nearest Box Store…but I have used Perfect Gloss which can be purchased from Carba-tec.

I mix equal parts of the resin and hardener in a plastic tumbler… no need to measure as long as the levels in both bottles are the same… or close enough….

Using a flat stick, mix thoroughly for about 5 minutes making sure to scrape the sides occasionally….

You will have plenty of working time…. about 15 minutes….depending on the temperature and humidity of course… I try not to use the resin in cold or wet weather…

I use the stirrer to dribble the resin mixture into the required hole over the cap…making sure that the level is above the board itself… so that you can sand it smooth after it cures…

Speaking of sanding… I start at 120 grit and work up to 400 and then sand with 1200…

You will be left with a slightly cloudy resin but the addition of oil…. [when oiling the actual board]… ensures that the resin will be return to clear..

To remove any air bubbles, wave a blow torch or cigarette lighter held roughly 100 mm or 4 inches above the resin across the surface…. bubbles of air trapped in the resin will heat and then rise to the surface…N.B. Do not have the flame too close to the resin…

More tomorrow after the resin cures and I do some sanding…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Using Resin…

  1. Bill Aplin says:

    Thanks for that Larry, one to put aside for later!

  2. Daniel says:

    Have you noticed much difference between the Glass Coat and Perfect Gloss products?

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