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I'm working with some natural edge boards and I've got some voids to fill which I use epoxy for.

Thing is that I can only find it in those little two part syringes.

Anybody know where I can this stuff in larger quantity?
If you cannot find locally, I would order from Lee Valley, if the order is > $40 there is free shipping this week.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?cat=1,110&p=42965

If there are boat yard suppliers locally, they may have larger quantities.
 

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Any particular epoxy? I know you can get alumalite by the gallon from their webpage, or from ebay, or amazon or whatever. I'm pretty sure you can find gallon sized containers of polyester epoxy online too.
 

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Aren't the "System ###" (some number) clear epoxy? Usually a marine store item but I've seen them at Rockler.
 

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You can also try the two part epoxy that is sold as super gloss--the pour on finish. I buy mine at Lowes or HD. And it is what I use to fill voids-mixed with whatever mineral I choose. You can mix however much you need and then either use it right then when it's thin to penetrate or wait for a while to let it thicken==up to 20 min or so, depends on ambient temp. If you use it thin, make sure that all the other cracks or holes anywhere close are covered as it can make a heckuva mess (I just know), duct tape works well. And if you don't fill enough, just mix some more to fill in--it adheres to itself well. Only down side is letting it cure for 24 hrs,
I haven't had a failure yet, and I do turn some fairly gnarly pieces.
Hope this helps.
Dave H
 
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Check with West Marine, or Aircraft Spruce. Both of them sell epoxy by the gallon. If you need more I would go with Aircraft Spruce, I know the sell larger quantities.

You might also check amazon, my last order was from amazon. If your planning on anything structural where a failure could cause injury then go with a/c spruce.
 

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Check with West Marine, or Aircraft Spruce. Both of them sell epoxy by the gallon. If you need more I would go with Aircraft Spruce, I know the sell larger quantities.

You might also check amazon, my last order was from amazon. If your planning on anything structural where a failure could cause injury then go with a/c spruce.
+1 West sells it by the gallon and you chose the hardener speed to match what you are doing. I highly recommend the pumps they sell too. They are calibrated to the product so one pump of resin to one pump of hardener.
 

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One of my father's hobbies is building wooden boats. He's built at least two dozen, and repaired quite a few more. He's gone through a lot of epoxy in the last 20 years and for quite a while now he has purchased his from Raka: http://www.raka.com/

He has also used plenty of West System Epoxy. West System was founded in, and is still based and made in, Bay City, MI where I grew up and my parents still live. Dad started out using West System Epoxy when he started building boats 20 years ago. Sometime after Raka started up, he tried them out and he has been using them for his epoxy needs since. He's never had an issue with or failure of any of the epoxy he's ordered from Raka and has saved a lot of money over the years ordering from Raka instead of buying West System Epoxy, even though they're the hometown company. Both make an excellent product.
 

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Marine supplies usually sell epoxy in bulk. The only downside to bulk epoxy is that you need to buy pumps the first time to make sure you're getting the right mix ratio. There's a West Marine in Mt Laurel and in Bensalem. They should carry West Systems Epoxy. All that said, let me define "clear" I wouldn't call the West System Epoxy clear. The resin is clear, but the hardener is amber, so the result is closer to the color of varnish than, say water. For me that's just right for most filling jobs. PS, the hardener darkens a little with age. Of course this doesn't happen if you use it promptly.
 

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The pumps don't clog since the two parts don't (or shouldn't) come in contact; the resin and hardener are in physically separate containers. I've been using the same pumps for years.
+1 and I don't bother removing the pumps to replace the lids. I've had a bucket of each in the shop for probably a year and use it only every couple months - never an issue.
 
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