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28-10-2020, 10:33   #1
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Woodshavings (general woodworking chat thread)

checked with Kadman, he was fine with the idea of a general chat thread; for the type of chat which might not deserve its own thread, or simple questions with hopefully simple answers.

my starter for ten - i have some west system two stage epoxy which is well over a year old, and i know it has a shelf life, but does that apply just to the hardener, or to both the resin and hardener? i.e. will the resin itself be OK and i just need to buy new hardener?
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28-10-2020, 12:12   #2
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Not sure about the epoxy. But its also something I might have to delve into,

as I have just turned a bowl with significant woodworm damage. Epoxy might solve it.

My son( the special prostethics tech for the film industry), uses every epoxy available.

And he would know, but wont be back from Prague film shoot for a couple of weeks,

so if you dont get the answer by then, I am sure he will have it for you.

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.. will the resin itself be OK and i just need to buy new hardener?
I am 68 and still on the original hardener.
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I am 68 and still on the original hardener.
Does it still set up as quickly as it did a few years back?
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I would be more concerned with the resin as it will "age ", as the resin may thicken after several years.
The hardner will be fine as long as stored properly.
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Does it still set up as quickly as it did a few years back?

It just depends on the catalyst involved.
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It just depends on the catalyst involved.
I usually find the Lee Valley catalogue or a visit to a Festool showroom is enough to activate my hardener anyway.
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I think I might have to get a the banning stick...........if I had one

Never had a banning on woodcraft, and now we have 3 candidates up for the title.

Must be a level 5 lockdown thing
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I would be more concerned with the resin as it will "age ", as the resin may thicken after several years.
The hardner will be fine as long as stored properly.
now that you mention it, the resin has remained clear but is quite gloopy. the hardener has darkened, which is why i assumed it'd 'go off' first.
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The colour change is normal with age.

Take a gander here,it will hopefully answer some questions:https://www.westsystem.com/the-105-s...ge-shelf-life/
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checked with Kadman, he was fine with the idea of a general chat thread; for the type of chat which might not deserve its own thread, or simple questions with hopefully simple answers.

my starter for ten - i have some west system two stage epoxy which is well over a year old, and i know it has a shelf life, but does that apply just to the hardener, or to both the resin and hardener? i.e. will the resin itself be OK and i just need to buy new hardener?
I bought the West system at the start of the year from a boat supplies company in Ireland. Your man selling it said he had epoxy batches sitting in his shed 5 years old that were still A1 to use.
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fantasy 'tool that doesn't exist' wishlist?

for me, it'd be a type of shaped forstner bit for cutting eggcup cups.
i'm making a load for christmas presents on the lathe at the moment, and the least creative but most time consuming part is turning the inside of the cup, which obviously is the bit you want uniformly reproduced. a bit i could stick on the jacob's chuck to quickly scoop that out would be great.
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fantasy 'tool that doesn't exist' wishlist?

for me, it'd be a type of shaped forstner bit for cutting eggcup cups.
i'm making a load for christmas presents on the lathe at the moment, and the least creative but most time consuming part is turning the inside of the cup, which obviously is the bit you want uniformly reproduced. a bit i could stick on the jacob's chuck to quickly scoop that out would be great.
Why don't you just order the festool egg cup making tool. Only €6,000.00
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i'd love to, but it's made to american egg standards, not european sizing.
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Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.cifall.se/index.php?main_...roducts_id=491

Great company to deal with too.
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