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Old 07-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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Here is a few pics of copper epoxy inlay I did yesterday. I found the copper works just as good as the bronze, maybe even a little better. There were a few bubbles because of my impatience. I filled them and re-sanded, those are the tiny spots that are darker. Always learning.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:29 PM
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Very nice!

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Old 07-04-2017, 07:11 AM
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Bob, your a busy guy. Another great looking job. I do have a question, how are you heating up your brass and copper?
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:34 AM
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Great looking work sir!

Thank you for taking the time to share. It is quite inspirational to this newbie to see the potential that lies ahead!
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:07 AM
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Bob, your a busy guy. Another great looking job. I do have a question, how are you heating up your brass and copper?
No heat, I buy the super fine brass and copper off of Amazon. I mix it 1/1 with the epoxy (maybe a bit heavier on the copper/brass side of it). It should be about the consistency of a little bit runny peanut butter. There's enough brass/copper in the epoxy that it actually polishes up like solid brass/copper.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:44 AM
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Awesome work, Bob
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:02 PM
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Awesome work, Bob
Thanks, I love the great guys/gals on this forum and for all the help.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:36 PM
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....There were a few bubbles because of my impatience. I filled them and re-sanded, those are the tiny spots that are darker. Always learning.
Bob,
What method do you use to dispatch the bubbles in the epoxy?
As always, very nice job on the plaque.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:30 PM
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Bob,
What method do you use to dispatch the bubbles in the epoxy?
As always, very nice job on the plaque.
Thanks, I use a small chefs torch. Been going back to that after doing denatured alcohol for a few. The torch works best I've found just can't be to aggressive with it. Fast movement is the key.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:18 AM
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I appreciate you and others sharing their experiences with epoxy inlay. I have tried doing it with a polyester resin supposedly made for the purpose with poor results and I am anxious to try your technique. I have a big sheet of Corian what appears to be that same pattern you used. I bought it for next to nothing at a Habitat for Humanity "Re Store".
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