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Epoxy OVER Crayon River Table…I FIXED IT!!!

Epoxy OVER Crayon River Table…I FIXED IT!!!


about a month ago I built this coffee
table with a crayon inlay it was sort of an experiment to see if it would even
work and surprisingly it worked pretty well that said it left me with a lot of
people asking how durable it was and well it’s about exactly as durable as a
crayon so I wanted to test out making an improved more durable version and that’s
what we’re gonna do today so the first thing that I did was make a
small version to test the technique that I planned on using just to make sure
that it would work before I spent several days doing the real thing and I thought the test piece came out
pretty good so I decided to get started on the real thing I started by prepping and gluing two
boards together so that I could make my top which is gonna be about 18 inches
wide and 60 inches long and after that set up overnight I was ready to start
routing my groove and melting my crayons so the big difference between this table
and the last table is that this one’s going to have a top coat of epoxy about
a quarter of an inch thick and this was actually my first time using epoxy on a
project so I’m definitely no expert but I’ll throw a link to what I used in the
description so that you can learn more about it if you’re interested after the top was dry and I had knocked
the epoxy back to a flush with the wood I used my table saw to cut the whole
thing down to its finish size and the reason that I did this after I poured
the crayon in the epoxy was so that I didn’t have to worry about it all
spilling out since the river’s go to the edge of the table basically it made the
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simply safe okay let’s set the top aside for a bit and start working on the base
of the table here we’re going to be using eight quarter walnut boards that
will get milled down to about an inch and a half thick so at this point I have pieces that are
perfectly square if you look at them this way
next it was just a matter of cutting all of my pieces to varying lengths so that
I could start assembling everything and actually let’s cut away to an animation
so that we can see how everything is gonna come together
so what I’m cutting the length is four pieces that are 15 and a quarter inches
long four pieces that are 15 and a half inches long and four pieces that are
fifty seven and a half inches long the shortest pieces are going to become the
legs the other short pieces will be the stretches and aprons that run across the
piece and the long pieces will be the stretches and aprons that run along the
piece and then of course the top will go well on top you after everything was cut to size I
started assembling so here I’m marking out screw locations and my plan was the
countersink two screws through each face where there was a connection and then to
backfill those with more crayon wax and epoxy but we’ll get back to that in a
minute because first I have to finish cutting everything into the base that
we’re gonna need to cut in here I’m making a chamfer to create a separation
line between the base and the top which was quick and easy to just route in and
then here I’m using these figure 8 clips which is what we’re gonna use to attach
the base to the top okay let’s get back to plugging the screw
holes with some crayon wax so my first idea was to just jam some
wax into the holes and melt it and it was working but it was also kind of
lumpy looking so I kept melting it further and then it seemed like it just
dripped right into the screw hole so I guess I could have just put more until
it stopped sinking in but I decided to try something else my next attempt was
to melt some in this little silicon I don’t know cupcake mold thing I guess
and then pour it in and this worked better and I think with a little
patience would be the right way to go but I started to kind of sour on the
idea for some reason I guess I just figured that the top was enough color
already so I abandoned this idea all together
and cut some plugs instead you after having tried this technique two
different ways I can’t fully commit to saying that one way is better than the
other but personally speaking if it’s a piece that I’m going to keep I’ll go
with the all crayon approach I think it’s noticeably more vibrant and I like
the waxy Sheen plus I know that I’m not gonna be using this technique in an area
of my house where it’s gonna get beat up and if an accident did happen I could
fix it pretty quick with a heat gun and a crayon but if I were building this for
somebody else I’d probably err on the side of
suggesting the epoxy overlay approach here there’s nothing to worry about
we could have Michael Flatley Riverdance on this River table and there’s not
going to be any hard feelings so yeah that’s it no real conclusion or I guess
no sway from me you take your pick and whichever side of the line you decide to
color on well I guess the inside is really all just a matter of perspective
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alright see in the next one

99 thoughts on “Epoxy OVER Crayon River Table…I FIXED IT!!!”

  1. I am not a expert but a engineer, hehehe, so i guess after you screw , put some epoxy drops, or use hot glue gun to seal the screw, then use crayons and epoxy. 😀

  2. 1:12 what the fuck is this retarded ass move? always a good idea to send the wood flying in the air as soon as you finish the cut. fucking moron.

  3. So you will sell this to me, right? I'll pay more than a fair price for such a beautiful piece of woodworking art and ingenuity.

  4. Freezing the crayons will help you take off the wrapping someone in peter browns fanbase advised this.

  5. Hi Chris, I have a question for you. what is the name of the wood used for the table top? Thank! i love your videos!!!

  6. Coll table dude. Reminds me of school in the UK we used to leave crayons on the radiators the caretaker used to go nuts…and that made us do it even more ..

  7. Just curious- I am always looking for comfortable shoes while I work, yours look pretty comfy- what brand/model if you would not mind? Thx!

  8. When you use pellets to fill screw holes, try aligning the grain of the pellet with the grain of your main piece for an even more invisible finish 😉

  9. I found the source for the background music

    https://youtu.be/nHiYTYkqWCE

    (Ocarina of Time Fairy Fountain…it’s oddly similar)

    Also I really like the piece you’ve made. It’s great, I’m thinking I’ll give it a try with a cutting board to start

  10. Did you use a blow torch or whatever source of heat to pop the air bubbles in the epoxy after pouring?
    Air bubbles are formed while you are stirring the epoxy.
    If no, could it be the reason that you think the color does not look as good as the one without epoxy?

  11. You can fill the holes want way you want and clean the wax with wax wash from mohawk. Or paint thinner if you wanna be cheaper

  12. how long did you have to let the epoxy cure before sanding? and do you have any tips for sanding the epoxy

  13. That is so cool man!! What if you did an inlay table where you put water in it (although instead of an inlay, I was thinking maybe you put some kind of shape in it like say a circle or square or something like that that's really shallow into the table so you can just fill it with water and to keep the water from spilling, you could use some kind of like glass or other lamination to make it stay on the table).

  14. Also I'm not 100% positive that will work, but you can always try it out and see if it does work or not.

  15. Take some Simple Green and give that table saw blade a good scrubbing… Your Saw Stop will thank you. Really good video as usual man, keep it up.

  16. Once I get my own house I’m gonna do this to some of the walls. Also, my little brother got the same crayon box you used for christmas and he has used the crayons up so much there is only about 3/4 of the crayons

  17. "Tim do you know were Randy is?" I said that because,you sounds like Tim Taylor talking about measurements and all that stuff!!💡🔨🛠🔧🔩🗜🔗

  18. I love this build! Question: what brand of epoxy/resin did you use/do you recommend for the fill over the crayon?

  19. I just love the way you put your videos together. The music is amazing. The wood work is awesome. I have not found anything quite like this on YouTube. Thanks for giving all of us a window into your work space.

  20. I saw this a while back now, led me to a lot of cool videos so it's kinda nice seeing where I jumped onto this train.

  21. Wow.. that so amazing. There table so beautiful color. I like it so much.. 😎😎😎😎😎🤖🤖👽👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😁

  22. I work with epoxy alot; mostly making epoxy and wood cutting boards(along with other projects). But ye i have made crayons rivers/inlays and me personally i do a layer of epoxy on it. I just personally like that protection it gives.

  23. For the screw holes- you could pour a bit of epoxy first- could thicken it. Let it set then melt the crayon.
    I loved seeing this. Thanks for trying out the idea!

  24. Hey Chris!
    Love the table!
    I am trying to recreate this for in my home, and was wondering if you could help me out by providing me some info.
    How thick is the wood you used for this project?
    How deep did you cute the grooves for the river?
    I hope you can / are willing to help me with this!
    Thanks in advance

  25. I would try to do the same thing with the epoxy but over an white light LED. that should bring out the color a lot more.

  26. I know you are not a professional Epoxy user, but remember proper nitril gloves or similar when working with liquid epoxy. Epoxy allergy is a bitch and you never know when it hits.

  27. Chris,

    I love your channel and your MCM taste (angles, choice of materials and design aesthetics).

    Question: what depth did you find works best for the crayons with enough left to fill with epoxy up to surface assume one layer of crayons?

  28. The music reminds me of Charlie Brown for some reason, relaxing yes! Side question, what kind of work gloves were you sporting??

  29. Great video. Thanks for that. Really interested to try something similar. How deep did you router the groove? I found when I experimented on an offcut that the heat gun was blowing the melted crayons up and out of the groove. Ended up making a massive mess. Even when it didn't spill out, I found the melted crayons rode inconsistently up the side wall of the groove. You's see this even if you epoxy'ed over it. Guessing either the groove i routered out wasn't deep enough or my heat gun is too blowy and not hot enough..?!

  30. You probably not still reading comments on theis video, but i just want to tell you that i have admired your work in silence for a long time. And wow you just keeps on amazing me! Thanks for beeing you and making the best woodworking videos on youtube. You rock, or should i say "You wood"?

    Also how much epoxy did you approximately use for this build?

  31. It would have been more animated to look at if you let the crayon flow through one of the table legs down to the floor..

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