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Hi I have started to make live edge tables. I want to find out is can I use epoxy to make a bowtie or not.
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welcome to the forum, Marc.
yes, you can use epoxy to make bowties in wood.
photos of your project before you do a patch would be nice to see.
practicing on similar material would be most advisable !!
some epoxies will split under pressure - think that one over.

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Gosh John you are an early riser. Posting at 5 30 am US time.
When I was in export. My proud boast was that US queries from the East Coast sent by telex or on answer phone at their close of business would have a reply waiting for them when they arrived in their office.
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LOL nooooooo John, it is 7:30 on my post.
I am on EST. check your clock.
I can't remember the last time I've seen zero five thirty LOL.

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Hi I have started to make live edge tables. I want to find out is can I use epoxy to make a bowtie or not.
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Is the bowtie decorative or functional? Is there a reason you don't want to use wood?

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready.

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LOL nooooooo John, it is 7:30 on my post.
I am on EST. check your clock.
I can't remember the last time I've seen zero five thirty LOL.
Actually, you are EDT.

@johnedp34 would call it, "summer time" or maybe "BST."
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I have never made a bowtie from wood. I would like to router out the shape of a bowtie and fill it in with the epoxy. It will be used to go across a crack.
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there are hundreds of different types of epoxy
there are dozens of different types of wood used for slabs
there are hundreds of different types of cracks - that keep on cracking.
not knowing anything about the above, I would strongly suggest against it.
learn how to make wooden bowties and make them structural vs ornamental.
do you have some photos of your past projects we could see ?

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Nice looking tables!
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very nicely done, Marc.
can you expand a little on the "cookies" that you are using?
when cut, how stored, how dried, etc.
contrary to popular opinion, (even mine), the world will not stop spinning if
a woodworking method, technique or trick goes off the rails a little.
you adapt, improvise and overcome and learn from it.
the cedar and cypress "cookies" are very common in the Southern States
and the prices are very affordable (often for free).
so yes, make your "woodless" epoxy bowties and see what happens.
but in the meantime, if you have the time, practice making wood bowties on scraps.
(there are many tutorial videos on the net to get started).
looking forward to following your progress !!! and thanks for the photos.

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