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Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build #14376407 05/25/22 04:46 AM
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My first go at an epoxy table, I used a Mesquite slab 2.5 inches thick. I planed the slab down to just over 2 inches and poured a 1/2 inch layer of gunmetal colored epoxy. After it set up for 24 hours I sprinkled on all types of loaded ammo including some WWII era 50 cal shells that I found scattered throughout the area I work at in South Texas. I then poured clear epoxy over the ammo and let it cure for 3 days. I re planed the slab to 2 inches and sanded the wood/ epoxy to 320 grit. Then taped off the wood and sanded just the epoxy to 2500 grit. I progressively sanded from 80 grit thru 2500 grit without skipping any grits. For the final polish on the epoxy I hit it with a very fine automotive rubbing compound and polishing compound with a buffer and 3 grits of foam pads which made it pop!! I welded up some custom sized legs out of 1”x 2” rectangle tubing, size is 4’ x 2’

Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14376506 05/25/22 12:53 PM
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That's a very nice looking table. Well done!


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Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14376509 05/25/22 12:53 PM
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Now that's just plain cool!

Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14377000 05/25/22 07:21 PM
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Very Nice!

Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14377352 05/26/22 03:23 AM
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Really nice job. thumb


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Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14378224 05/27/22 01:40 AM
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Very nice and I like the ammo accent.


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Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14380022 05/29/22 05:03 PM
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Looks great!

What did you use for the final finish?


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Gorgeous work sir! I plan on making several things like that as well.


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Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: Tommar] #14381114 05/31/22 02:40 AM
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The wood was finished with a two part oil finish called Rubio Monocoat. One of the easiest finishes I’ve ever used. Basically rub it in and wipe off the excess . It is really smooth and makes the wood pop without changing the natural color.

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Wow. That is really cool. Great idea and awesome job doing it!

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Great craftsmanship

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Wow. That is really cool. Great idea and awesome job doing it!

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Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14389076 06/09/22 01:29 PM
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Very very nice.

Re: Mesquite, ammo and epoxy table build [Re: BPbassp] #14417024 07/11/22 02:32 PM
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Very nice job. Which Rubio Monocoat did you use? I looked it up and there are more than one type available. Also how does it work on other woods such as walnut and pecan?

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thats great

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