Resin Table Workshop 4-6-2019
Resin Table Workshop 4-6-2019
Saturday April 6th, 2019 - SPACE IS LIMITED
Learn how to use epoxy resin in your river tables the right way by participating in a live table build during this one day intensive workshop.
We will take you through the entire process of making a resin table step by step. We will share with you every tip and trick we have learned through our own costly mistakes we have made in the last several years of making epoxy tables.
You will assist in making a 60x30 resin river desk/table (estimate on size). Start to finish. From choosing the slabs, mixing the epoxy, choosing pigments/dyes, pouring epoxy, flattening the slab, sanding techniques, even finishing techniques. We will accomplish this by doing a live epoxy pour in the morning, and finishing a separate, previously cured resin table in the afternoon.
This course is open to anyone who would like to attend, it requires NO prior experience with epoxy. However, it is recommended to have an intermediate or greater understanding of woodworking and woodworking techniques.
*Note: This course is instructional only and does not include any wood or epoxy.
Resin Table Workshop
Saturday April 6th, 2019
8 - 5p
Hosted by Goby Walnut
5315 NW ST. HELENS RD.
PORTLAND, OR 97210
(subject to change)
8:00am: Meet and greet. Introduce ourselves and find out about our students!
8:30am: All about wood. Finding the slab. What makes a cool resin table. What makes a stable resin table. What woods are best. What woods are more challenging.
9:00am: Choosing your layout.
9:30am: Cutting to shape and size
10:15am: Prepping slabs for epoxy
10:30am: Sealing (or not sealing) edges. How,when, and why. Or why not.
11:00am: Mixing epoxy epoxy and pigments. Take part in a live epoxy pour.
12:00pm: Break for lunch
12:30pm: Flattening methods. Touching up big spots and little spots... and tiny spots
2:00pm: Sanding methods. What grit epoxy needs sanding to.
3:15pm: Mounting your table legs using threaded inserts. Discuss C-channel usage to keep tables flat.
4:00pm: Finishing! What finish to use for your particular project. Discuss wipe on finishes vs sprayed on or brushed on finishes. Finish our project table live.
5:00pm: Go shop for your new resin table slabs... optional :)
Note: All of these times are an estimate. We expect some areas to go long, and other areas to run short. We will do our best to get you out on time, however cannot guarantee finishing by 5:00pm.
Things to Know:
Much of the day will be on our feet in an unheated workspace. Please dress accordingly.
This is a hands on workshop, while not required to participate, be prepared to get dirty.
Local lunch options are limited to fast food. Feel free to bring lunch if you’d prefer.
Note taking is encouraged, but there is no final exam. Course material, clipboards, and pens will be provided.
Due to space limitations, all sales are final. Proof of registration will be required (screen shot on your phone is fine)
Traveling to Portland?
Goby Walnut is located north of the premier downtown district, between the abundant wildlife of Forest Park and the Willamette River. Just minutes away from Portland, Oregon.
The closest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX) which serves approximately 120 domestic and international cities by 17 commercial airlines. The airport is about 14 miles from Goby Walnut. Once you're in town, you'll be amazed how easy it is to get around, by light rail, streetcar, bus, bike, car or foot. Uber and Lyft are always available, and our recommended way of getting to Goby.
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