Epoxy choice for File pattern on edge

thomster

Member
I'm looking to try filing a pattern into the edge of a blade I'm working on.
Question: I'm thinking of dying the epoxy black to highlight the pattern, with the epoxy polish up as I finish the handle?
I'm currently using Devcon 2 ton epoxy, but I'm open to other suggestions.
 

CDHumiston

Well-Known Member
Here is some simple file work I did. It's filled with the Devcon 2 ton 30 minute epoxy. No coloring added.

It hardened up real nice and took a good polishing without any deterioration.

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I use West Systems G-flex. there's lots of dye's you can buy from USA Knifemaker under the "Adhesives" and "Alumilite" sections. I've used the powders before with the epoxy and it leaves a really cool sparkle and color to it.
 

thomster

Member
I use West Systems G-flex. there's lots of dye's you can buy from USA Knifemaker under the "Adhesives" and "Alumilite" sections. I've used the powders before with the epoxy and it leaves a really cool sparkle and color to it.
Thanks for the advice! I just ordered some of the West systems G-flex. I will check out the dyes.
 
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