I’m making the new Lanesplitter bar out of Cypress. And let me tell ya, this is some checky stuff. Oh, excuse me, “Rustic”. I’m filling the knotholes and checks with epoxy before I apply the first layer of finish. I hate mixing epoxy; it make a mess, it destroys whatever container I mix it in, and I never seem to get the ratios right. Here are some tips.
- Drill a hole in a piece of scrap with a forstner bit. This is your disposable mixing container. Mark the halfway (or 2/3 way) height on the side of the hole with pencil. Fill to the mark with A, then top off with B. Voila!
- Mix it with a screw or a sawzall blade chucked eccentrically in a power drill. Don’t mix too fast, or you’ll render the stuff opaque by mixing in air.
- Clean up with shavings. Cheaper than paper towels!