Join Date: May 2016
Location: Deltona, Florida
That's a good question. I will assume you are talking about a colored epoxy, the kind that contrasts with the wood, like bright blue or something.
1) You are supposed to take the wood from the oven and immediately put it into a plastic bag. This prevents the wood from absorbing moisture as it cools. As soon as it cools, it goes into the Cactus Juice and vacuum chamber. So, that means you shouldn't be exposing the dehydrated wood to the atmosphere long enough to epoxy it.
2) If you use an epoxy that withstands the heat of dehydrating, there's a good chance the wood will react to the heating/cooling and pull away from the epoxy. The Cactus Juice will fill in those cracks, so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
3) If you wait to fill the gaps after the stabilization is finished, they will be filled, or partially filled with the cured resin, so you won't get the same effect from the epoxy fill.
4) If you are talking about clear epoxy, then don't bother. When you take the wood out of the vacuum chamber and "cook" it, the resin expands some as it cures. If you take a little time to arrange the gap "up", and tightly wrap it with aluminum foil, the Cactus juice will fill the gap for you.