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  1. Try it again with 207 :-). 206 is fairly clear, but not like 207. Slow cure, no added heat and you'll be good to go. That being said, I'd sand the epoxy down to 400 then apply a clear lacquer and polish that
  2. To some extent temps somewhat dictate what hardener to use. Per WS and personal experience: "206 Slow Hardener and 207 Special Clear Hardener should not be used below 60°F without elevated temperature post-curing, and 209 Extra Slow Hardener should not be used below 65°F without post-curing" I suspect you're dealing with temp induced viscosity. At appropriate conditions the hardener should dispense like hot maple syrup (basically pretty thin)... Put the resin and hardener on a heating pad to warm it for flow, apply it and let it do it's thing. Opposed to "bar top" epoxy I would advise against taking external heat to it before it's setup. Using a lamp or heat gun will cause the epoxy to bubble..
  3. Very sorry John...
  4. Pics would be helpful . But presuming the only finish it has is oil, then most likely you can restore the color using a teak cleaner, followed by a light sanding (120 grit) and re-apply another oil finish. The cleaner I suggest is this: Scrub the surfaces AGAINST the grain, rinse well and it's impressive what this stuff can do! On a side note, the color this cleaner brings to cherry is beautiful ...
  5. I unfortunately do more wet sanding than I care to think about .. I use dish soap (specifically Dawn) mixed until the water is slightly blue (I use the blue dawn).. IMO 600 is a bit too fine, personally I would not go above 400 depending on the brand paper. Some 400 is actually more coarse than 320... Ive not used waterlox, but if it's gumming that quickly it may need more time to dry. Beautiful bench btw!!
  6. Don't know if this will be helpful, but this is the last part of when I bent the oak for a toboggan. I linked to the actual bending part but there's more info on the details if you start the vid from the beginning. Keep in mind the explanation was geared for folks new to bending :-)
  7. Sorry to hear Trip :-/. Wish you the best!!!!
  8. After the wood has been sealed, try applying the coats un-thinned. What kind of brush are you using?
  9. I had to google the word, funny thing about search results... Trump's twitter account was the 2nd result. The first was the dictionary definition...
  10. I have the pm719T and really like it. It's slightly over budget right now but if you can hold off until one of their sales it's roughly $1k delivered.
  11. I love storms like that! Forces you to relax and take a break ;-) Personally I'd be mixing Bombay's and working on designs with a movie playing in the background. When the kids started driving me crazy, I'd bury them in the snow!
  12. First sub !
  13. Where are the gullets riding on the tire? Tension is subjective depending on the blade but the gullets need to be riding center in the top tire for support ?
  14. :-). I look even worse on video ?!
  15. Tree hunting last month with my girls. It's the only pic I have with me in it :-)