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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2008 06:58:56 PM »

This is very lovely and timely as I am working on a tree mosaic table of my own. And just last night we were discussing the logistics of resin-ing it. How did you get the resin to stay on the table? Did you build some sort of frame around it? School me in the process of resin-ing a table.
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2008 06:59:24 PM »

how beautiful! mosaic tables make my heart melt. i am certainly jealous of your talents
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2008 07:02:58 PM »

This is very lovely and timely as I am working on a tree mosaic table of my own. And just last night we were discussing the logistics of resin-ing it. How did you get the resin to stay on the table? Did you build some sort of frame around it? School me in the process of resin-ing a table.
I was about to ask the same thing. Hehe.
I've been wanting to try that for awhile but just haven't attempted it (or researched it) yet.

The table is stunning though = )
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2008 07:12:36 PM »

oh WOW! that is amazing! you did a beautiful job  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2008 07:17:46 PM »

This is very lovely and timely as I am working on a tree mosaic table of my own. And just last night we were discussing the logistics of resin-ing it. How did you get the resin to stay on the table? Did you build some sort of frame around it? School me in the process of resin-ing a table.

I did it in two layers. The first layer, I put masking tape around the sides so that it was about 1/2 inch above the table. Then did a flood coat. The masking tape kept the resin from pouring over the side and made the edges even and not poky. After a few hours, when the resin was set, but not too hard, I peeled off the tape.
The second coat, I sanded the rough top edges of the 1st coat o' resin, then did another flood coat. I let it go over the sides a little bit, but was surprised that it wanted to stay on the table more than not. You have to remember to wipe the drips so that you don't have globs on the bottom of your table.

It also REALLY helps to have a blowtorch when you are dong something large with resin! the first coat, I did at my house and I don't have one, or the proper facilities to use one (I probably would have gotten in trouble with the HOA if I even thought about it) so I tried one of those big BIC lighters that you use to light a fireplace/grill... It did work, but was a little bit tricky and very time consuming. The 2nd coat, I was at my parents house and had the full range of my father's arsenal of tools at my disposal (including the blow torch). It was WAY easier and faster and did demolish any stray bubbles in its path... although it was terrifying and way too powerful and had a distinct air of danger that I couldn't shake off.
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2008 07:18:40 PM »

This is very lovely and timely as I am working on a tree mosaic table of my own. And just last night we were discussing the logistics of resin-ing it. How did you get the resin to stay on the table? Did you build some sort of frame around it? School me in the process of resin-ing a table.

I'd like to know that too.

Great table!  It looks fantastic. 
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2008 07:22:55 PM »

Excellent work on this mosaic. Great design, and it turned out fantastic! Smiley

Rockin'!
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2008 07:57:44 PM »

It's gorgeous and I love it!
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2008 08:35:44 PM »

This is amazing, both the project itself and the fact that you completed it in less than a year when you have two small children!  I have two small kids too so I know about these sorts of things.  Great job, and I especially love the resin finish to protect your work from grubby little fingers!
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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2008 08:52:30 PM »

That table is beautiful. Wow, you put so much work into it, I wouldn't have even known where to start. You did such a good job. You don't even need matching chairs, haha.
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