DIY Twisted Stool / End table

DIY Twisted Stool / End table

How I made a Twisted Stool / End table from a solid piece of ash. Firstly I would like to thank GRAFF for sending me some of their speed cutters to try. They are a fantastic piece of kit and only for then them this project would have been a lot more difficult and time consuming. The blade fits into an angle grinder and while I used it mainly for shaping and grinding it can also be used for engraving, grooving, straight and cross-cutting any type of wood.

There were quite a few cracks in the wood after cutting and shaping which I dont mind but I tried to have a go filling them with a colored epoxy. This was my first time doing this and I ran into a few problems. I didn't realise at the time but the epoxy I used first (seen in the video) takes 3 days to cure! This created two problems . 1, It kept soaking into the wood and I had to keep refilling it. 2, because of the shape of the piece I could only do one side at a time and having to wait 3 days for each it would have taken a long time to do it all so I decided to try some 5 minute epoxy. It worked OK but you will not get all the air bubbles out of the epoxy. If doing it again I would maybe try and get 90 min epoxy which give you more time to play with it and a better chance of removing the bubbles by passing some heat over it. Also I think I would try a different colour and maybe some luminous pigments.
After sanding I finished it with 3 coats of a water based satin varnish and it didn't have any problems adhering to the epoxy.
Thanks for watching!!

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