Well, I’d wager that @blackforestwoodco ‘s fir…

Well, I’d wager that @blackforestwoodco ‘s first epoxy pour wasn’t perfect either 😬
This beautiful mess is @ecopoxy UV with some local coffee grounds from @revolution_coffee in Collingswood NJ. I figured coffee as color/filler would go better than a weird pigment color on a charcuterie board.
The wood is a piece of maple that I harvested last year but I didn’t get to seal the ends fast enough and it split right down the side while drying. I tried to maximize the “slab” yield (I use the term slab loosely with this 5” board) when I sliced it on the bandsaw, but this piece still had a significant crack to deal with. Epoxy to the rescue! This was my first pour and if nothing else, it was an education 😂
I’ll have to do some edge grinding and finishing, but what I’m hoping for is a nicely filled cavity that is visible along the side and with “windows” on the top surface that peer down into the void. We’ll see what it actually looks like later this week when I take the tape off.

Side question, is it better to belt sand the excess hardened epoxy or can it go through the planer?
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