the modern steel legs will go well with the boards
Step 2 Preparation.
the wood of the old table was discolored and the steel was dirty
so with paint stripper I removed old layers of varnish
(I used a scrape card for that)
and I cleaned the steel
the backs of the boards had to be really flat
first I tried to remove components with a soldering iron
but the fastest way was with pliers
Step 3 Making room.
mmm.. how would I be putting the boards in?
I mean, in what shape?
I chose the simple strip shape
I cut that shape to depth with the saw
.. to about 25 mm
I took out a 25 x 4 grid with the router
the remaining blocks, I chiseled out
big pieces with the grain of the wood
the rest sideways
and after cleaning it was ready for..
Step 4 Putting the boards in.
I didn't want to see any wood
in the small spaces next to the boards
so I put in this aluminium tape
then it was just a puzzle
here and there I had to ..
.. force a board down with a screw
because the middle name of my workshop ..
.. is 'dust' ..
I figured I had to make a tent
before pouring epoxy
Step 5 Making a tent.
nothing fancy, just two tent-shaped ends
connected by wood
on the sides strips ..
.. covered with garbage bags
some boards were still loose
for the following step they needed to be fixed
so this was the first pour with epoxy
last chance to position the boards
Step 7 Putting in the LEDs (that are no longer LEDs :-)
I wanted lights to light up
but without electricity
.. no cables or batteries .. nah ..
so I thought of fiber optic cable
and I took a normal LED
drilled a hole in the bottom
broke off the wires ..
and stuck a fiber cable in
then I drilled holes in the boards
and stuck the (glued) fibers in
this block with a hole ..
is the focal point for the fiber cables
I pulled the fibers through ..
.. glued them in ..
.. and cut them off
you can see the colors of the LEDs
just to make sure ..
I poured in the LEDs
so far, so good ..
on to ..
Step 8 The Big Pour.
the pouring of ..
7 liters epoxy
the epoxy revealed ..
the table is bent in the middle
so I had to pour extra at the sides
Step 9 Sanding
don't ask me why ..
.. but I recorded all of the sanding
so now I know ..
.. it took me a total of 2.5 hours
with 60, 100, 180 and 320 grit
Step 10 Finish
the original plan was ..
.. to sand and polish the epoxy
instead I decided to pour an extra layer
I'll explain later why
I sanded the wood one last time
and gave it some coats of Danish Oil
<< Finished! >>
The End Result
So? Success or Fail?
well, opposite of what you might think after watching this video
the table was a fail
Somewhere in the process, and I'm not exactly sure where, the epoxy
got not mixed well enough.
That resulted in sticky soft spots and very ugly spots
wait, let me show you
Couldn't it be repaired?
that's why I tried to put another layer over it all - what you just saw in the 'finish'-part of the video
but that didn't help at all
there were so many soft spots at the sides, that the sticky epoxy kept crawling up and out
so not only were there ugly spots IN the epoxy,
the table being permanently sticky, made it as good as useless
Yeah, I was quite upset by this, because 95 percent of the epoxy is fine
and it is very nice to look at the many details of the circuit boards
and to play with the lights
well, I guess I have to take my loss and see it as a learning thing
What will you do with the table?
I'm not sure yet. I'll keep it for now and think about it.
really getting it right would mean to make an extra groove at the sides, between the wood and the epoxy, with a router or a saw
and chisel the failed epoxy out
that would be a lot of work, so .. I guess I'll sleep on it for a while
Although the table might not be a complete success, just maybe you learned something of the video,
or maybe you found the video entertaining. If you liked the video (not the table)
please like the video and subscribe to the channel. See you in our next video!
I put circuit boards in epoxy in a table, and that's what is in this video. It has 15 LED lights, that go without electricity (yes, magic.. ;-). Learn at the end if the table was a success or a fail. A thanks goes to all the friends who donated their electronic equipment for this video. There is about 10 liters of epoxy resin in the table, which set me back around 300 euros. I bought the table second hand for 100 euros. The used LEDs and fiber optic cable were together about 20 euros.
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