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    Hi Guys

    Been a while since I was active, good to be back

    I fancy making some, well am going to call it freeform laminate. This will be made from end sections of small logs with the bark left on...

    Here is what it would hopefully reproduce
    Hand Carved Log Table Side Table or Coffee Table | eBay

    I will make a pro former from 8 ftx 4ft ply with a secure 'fence' of about 1.5 inches around it, am thinking of lining this with a fine layer of sand or similar to a depth of about a quarter of an inch so things can be levelled up.
    Then when all spaces are filled using a glue/resin or other bonding agent to set the sheet of log ends then plane and polish both sides of the sheet to finish with a inch thick sheet of laminate I can then cut.

    Anyway the big question is WHICH bonding agent resin or glue? anyone know what would be best for this job?

    Thanks in advance


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    Been a while since I was active, good to be back
    Hi Sarah! - since when where the Welsh the masters of the understatement! Great to see you back! Check your pm, I left you a message.
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein


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      hello handsome


      • #4
        LOL Sarah
        Jim in Mexico

        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
        - Albert Einstein


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          I was wondering about you just recently. What have you been up to? How are your apps doing?
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


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            ahh and hello trouble! Hey Mike *wicked grin*
            Far to much to go into here that's a long tale, your porch I'll bring the beer.


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