using clear epoxy to fill raw wood cracks
I am attempting to turn a piece of reclaimed white oak into a tabletop. The slab is about 2 inches thick and I have 2 cracks running through a small portion of it that I wouldl ike to clear epoxy. At its widest, one crack is about a half inch wide. At one portion, you can see all the way through part of the crack - otherwise it is staggered.
I have been told that West and System 3 are the best, but am a little confused by the number of choices they have and what would be best with my project (so if you could tell me what you work with, that would be very helpful!) I have not found other clear epoxys available locally - most have a tint.
Do you need to apply with a syringe? Do you add a filler (and if so, does the filler maintain the clear color?) What I read makes me think that the epoxy is very drippy if you do not use a filler, so maybe you just wait for it to set up a little before applying?
Sorry for all the questions - any insight would be greatly appreciated.