Jess Crow

Fundamentals for Epoxy in Woodworking

Jess Crow
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 77 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Get a glimpse at all the projects you can make with wood and epoxy. From small projects like coasters to large projects like kitchen counters, epoxy is easy to integrate into your shop and everyday projects.
Knowing what epoxy to use and how to use each type is integral for a good pour. In this session, Jess will cover the most commonly used tools and equipment, ideal shop temperature, what epoxy to choose, and key safety tips.
Learn how to prevent leeching, when to add color, and how to pour correctly in this session. Jess also will cover why it’s essential to have other side projects on-hand while you are doing your pours.
One of the most popular items to create with epoxy is a River Pour Table. Should use you melamine for a mold? What about the type of epoxy to use? Jess walks you through all aspects to create your very own River table. You’ll learn how to lay the wood in the form, ensure the form doesn’t leak and deal with bubbles. This removes the mystery of these trendy tables.
Creating “cells” or “lacing” in epoxy is easy when you have the right tools and proper methods. Demystifying the magic behind this effect with everyday items like isopropyl alcohol and readily available pigments will leave you feeling like an epoxy expert.

In this session, you’ll see how to create a surface with the look of granite or high-end marble – at a fraction of the cost. Using only three colors and construction-grade wood, Jess will show you how to achieve this stunning look.

Plus, adding a “flood coat” to your finished product is not only integral for added durability, but it’s also an important step when dealing with any surface that will come in contact with food. A flood coat not only helps level, protect, and add shine to finished projects, but it also is an easy way to fix any mishaps.

Although we try our best, sometimes mistakes can happen; a bug finds its way in or bubbles cause an issue in the cured epoxy. By adding a new layer, buffing, or simply painting a small section, most common problems you will encounter when pouring and maintaining your epoxy projects are fixable.
 
 
7 Lessons
1  hrs 17  mins

If the words “epoxy” and “failure” feel synonymous, then this class is for you.

In “Fundamentals for Epoxy in Woodworking,” your instructor, Jess Crow, will take the mystery and fear out of using epoxy, and teach you how to incorporate it seamlessly into your woodworking repertoire.

With the insights and techniques you’ll learn in this class, you can add a fabulous and beautiful element of color to many projects.

You will learn how to choose the correct epoxy for the project, how to properly mix and color your epoxy, as well as how to avoid and fix the most common errors and issues you may run into.

The Epoxy Process

With so many different types of epoxy on the market, it can be overwhelming when it comes time to pick which one you need for which project. In this class, Jess covers the most common epoxies and what they should be used for.

The seemingly impossible task of proper mixing, getting uniform color, and how to prevent foreign materials from ruining your project will no longer be something you spend hours searching for information on – it is all covered in this class.

All of the materials used in class are readily available at your local woodworking store or sourced for you online.

Techniques

Epoxy work requires finesse. Jess shows you how to manipulate the epoxy, as well as how to properly use the tools needed when working it. You will also learn how to achieve clean edges without sanding, use less epoxy with cost-saving pouring methods and, if you do encounter a problem, how to correct it.

By watching Jess “work” the epoxy and explain step-by-step techniques she has learned through trial and error herself, you will walk into your shop feeling confident in your abilities.

More than Video

In addition to the hands-on video instruction you’ll receive, this class provides you with downloadable and helpful resources to print and keep, including a detailed Class Guide as a recap of the critical points of the class instruction. You’ll find this very helpful as you decide which epoxy to use and create your epoxy shopping list. Also, you’ll get a Class Resources document that will give you information on the products you’ll see in the class.

Jess Crow

Located in Alaska, Jess created Crow Creek Designs, a woman-owned and run woodworking shop, and quickly established herself as one of the leading authorities in artistic woodworking and epoxy. With forays in other areas of art, including beadwork photography and print, Jess has cultivated her passion for designing and creating that blends woodworking and epoxy. Her designs have caught the eyes of notable people like Team Gary Vaynerchuk in New York, LinkedIn, as well as Insider, DIY Network, and many more. Jess worked with TotalBoat epoxies to create a white label high-end epoxy resin for use in art and furniture design. MakerPoxy is currently available nationwide through Amazon and James Town Distributors. Jess’ website is at https://crowcreekdesignsak.com.

Jess Crow

Bonus materials available after purchase

Fundamentals for Epoxy in Woodworking Purchase this class for $39.99.