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post #1 of 4 Old 09-25-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Filling with epoxy

Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to fill voids in a roughly shaped out bowl with resin. I'm thinking maybe a rough shaped Styrofoam mold and then filling with the epoxy. Is that a good idea or is there a better way. This is my first attempt at something like this so any advice helps
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Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to fill voids in a roughly shaped out bowl with resin. I'm thinking maybe a rough shaped Styrofoam mold and then filling with the epoxy. Is that a good idea or is there a better way. This is my first attempt at something like this so any advice helps
It might help if you would post a picture of what you are trying to fill. A lot of times I will wrap an area with tape to prevent the epoxy from running out and fill a spot. After the epoxy dries it can still be turned and sanded to the needed shape.
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Not knowing what size voids or the shape of the bowl.......
You may spend a lot of time turning styrofoam for a tight fit; and then will the epoxy melt the stryofoam?
Depending on the size I would cut a piece of file folder or cardboard, apply CA around the opening on the inside, and add the cardboard layer. Should be stiff enough if the void is not real large.
I did it a few time but at most the voids were about 1" X 2".
Tape as Steve mentioned works well also but the tape must to stick to rough wood. On 2nd thought... maybe the tape is on the outside and you fill from the inside...I think that would work well for a larger void and may be what Steve does.

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I'm having some technical difficulty uploading pictures but I will try the tape idea and see what happens. Thanks for the input. I will post an update and hopefully a picture once it's finished
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