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From Ruins to Resplendence – Glenn Lee River Table

From Ruins to Resplendence – Glenn Lee River Table

A stunning river table/bar has been made by volunteers at Glasgow’s Clyde Maritime Centre and installed in the Tall Ship Glenlee, a three-masted museum ship which operates as a visitor attraction and events venue. It’s anticipated that the bar, made with Entropy Resins®, will help the charity to recover from covid, and other challenges like ... From Ruins to Resplendence – Glenn Lee River Table More

How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox

How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox

Winter is a challenging time for epoxy products. Warmth is needed to keep the resin fluid enough for dispensing pumps to work well and cold ambient temperature can greatly reduce the curing times and may even compromise the strength of the finished work. Many of us are guilty of leaving our epoxy products in a ... How to keep your epoxy warm in winter: build a hotbox More

How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather

How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather

The frosty mornings and dark evenings are drawing near. There are projects that need finishing, but what do you do when epoxy and cold weather don’t get on too well. It’s that time of year when we are keen to complete projects before the winter freeze sets in. As cold can compromise the strength of ... How to Work With Epoxy in Cold Weather More

Steve Goodchild explains how to build a wooden dinghy (Stornoway 16) 

Steve Goodchild explains how to build a wooden dinghy (Stornoway 16) 

In part one of this series of how to build a wooden dinghy Steve Goodchild takes us through choosing a design, and making a jig for his Stornoway 16.  “I’m essentially a fair–weather sailor,” says retired land surveyor Steve Goodchild. “The trouble is, the weather doesn’t seem to know that.”   Nevertheless he decided to combine his two passions of wood working and sailing and build ... Steve Goodchild explains how to build a wooden dinghy (Stornoway 16)  More

SARAH CONWAY uses bio-based epoxy to make coasters and art flower blooms

SARAH CONWAY uses bio-based epoxy to make coasters and art flower blooms

From her garage in Bedfordshire, Sarah Conway has discovered that Entropy Resins® products are the best epoxy for coasters and all the other stunning art creations she produces. With an online following of 25K plus, Sarah’s epoxy pours with alcohol ink are shipping through Europe and to places as far off as Alaska, Australia and New ... SARAH CONWAY uses bio-based epoxy to make coasters and art flower blooms More

How to burst bubbles in epoxy

How to burst bubbles in epoxy

If you’re finding that you’ve got bubbles when pouring clear casting epoxy, here are some simple techniques to help resolve the problem. Use a little heat to pop the bubbles Use a hot air gun to break the surface tension and burst the bubbles. This should be done as soon as possible after pouring. Care should ... How to burst bubbles in epoxy More

Tips from the Professionals (teak strips)

Tips from the Professionals (teak strips)

Preparing teak strips for bonding Here’s a tip for preparing a teak plank for a small-scale project such as a cockpit table, using teak and epoxy. It could work just as well on a complete deck. Mark at Aquamarine Ltd uses it whenever he wants to bond teak to a substrate rather than physically attach ... Tips from the Professionals (teak strips) More

Make a river table with ENTROPY RESINS

Make a river table with ENTROPY RESINS

The transparency of ENTROPY RESINS® CCR clear casting epoxy makes it ideal for the creation of a ‘river table,’ a furniture design that mimics a stream flowing between two ‘banks’ of wood. River tables (sometimes also called water tables) have become a sought-after piece of furniture as they combine traditional timber with clear cast resin ... Make a river table with ENTROPY RESINS More

Testing the mould

Testing the mould

Recently we tested a range of moulds which could be used with ENTROPY RESINS® Clear Casting Epoxy. Some of the moulds were bought online, some came from household items and others came from kind donations (like re-purposing an unused Pampered Chef silicone cupcake tray!). We’re taking these, and some more substantial products like our river ... Testing the mould More

Baking a Surfboard

Baking a Surfboard

ENTROPY RESINS® is cooking up more than a few dedicated followers in Italy. You can clearly tell that ENTROPY RESINS is a surf-business epoxy given the number of manufacturers around the world who use  it to laminate their boards. And, you’ll be pleased to know, we offer a completely free technical advice service to support ... Baking a Surfboard More

Experimentation with ENTROPY RESINS

Experimentation with ENTROPY RESINS

David Johnson (our sales director) recently visited Turkey to run an ENTROPY RESINS® workshop. As he and the delegates discovered there is something really satisfying about being let loose on the creative projects that you can make with ENTROPY RESINS Clear Casting Epoxy – a bio-based clear casting epoxy. Hosted by Sema Carckci of Etap ... Experimentation with ENTROPY RESINS More

Product design using epoxy for casting

Product design using epoxy for casting

Keith Moir, a lecturer in product design at City of Glasgow College, tasked his students with creating some eye-catching plant pots using ENTROPY RESINS® (given its eco-friendly, sustainable credentials), an excellent epoxy for casting. Wessex Resins and Adhesives’ Sam Oliver judging the students’ creativity at the Faculty of Creative Industries at Glasgow City College in ... Product design using epoxy for casting More

The Great Sponge Trick

The Great Sponge Trick

If you have to secure a screw or bolt into an area that is almost inaccessible from underneath, then this trick, using WEST SYSTEM® epoxy will prove a brilliant solution. The beauty of epoxy is that it remains a liquid for a useful working period after it has been mixed. This means it can travel ... The Great Sponge Trick More

Visit Wessex Resins and Adhesives at JEC WORLD

Visit Wessex Resins and Adhesives at JEC WORLD

JEC World is the leading international composites show and this will be the 21st time that we’ve attended the event with our brand PRO-SET Epoxy. Plus, this year we’re taking our new bio-based epoxy system, ENTROPY RESINS. “We’re interested in talking to all industry professionals,” says Sam Oliver, area sales manager. “We get to catch up with all ... Visit Wessex Resins and Adhesives at JEC WORLD More

PRO-SET stickers now available

PRO-SET stickers now available

We’re loving our new PRODUCED with PRO-SET stickers. If you’ve built, laminated or infused with our PRO-SET epoxy range, catch one of the team and they’ll be delighted to supply you with some. We’re really proud of our brand. Our epoxy is strong and produces lightweight products with amazing results from our professional users. These ... PRO-SET stickers now available More

Oarsome Chance – Learning about epoxy and life

Oarsome Chance – Learning about epoxy and life

Oarsome Chance (OC) is a charity where young people who have been excluded from mainstream education learn to work with their hands. This practical training is also combined with learning about business and how raw materials can be turned into saleable items. The charity gets its name from one of the first things students learn ... Oarsome Chance – Learning about epoxy and life More

Ask Hamish- Avoiding ‘orange peel’ effect

Ask Hamish- Avoiding ‘orange peel’ effect

Avoiding ‘orange peel’ effect You’ve applied a fresh coat of resin and hardener mix, and the coat seems to have fish-eyed into a series of tiny craters. What has caused this, and how do you prevent it from happening again? “The piece of wood in the photo is typical of what can happen when it ... Ask Hamish- Avoiding ‘orange peel’ effect More

Building a Bruce Roberts in India

Building a Bruce Roberts in India

Boat builder Abdul Hakeem has created this stunning 70-foot yacht from wooden laminates and equipped her like a superyacht. Epoxycraft is always delighted to hear from its global community of dealers and customers, and when we received an email from Abdul Hakeem of Sulkha Shipyard in India, we were greatly impressed with his new build ... Building a Bruce Roberts in India More

Spirit Yachts – The ultimate racing machine?

Spirit Yachts – The ultimate racing machine?

The Spirit 52D has combined traditional timber, carbon fibre and PRO-SET epoxy to make a high-performance head turner. Building in wood is enjoying a huge resurgence due to the ability to make stunning one-offs and the 52D from UK-based Spirit Yachts is a classic example – classic being the operative word. Spirit Yachts draws its ... Spirit Yachts – The ultimate racing machine? More

Additive of the Month 405 Filleting Blend, perfect for making a wood fillet

Additive of the Month 405 Filleting Blend, perfect for making a wood fillet

How to make a wood fillet using this adhesive filler. What is it? A fillet is a coved shaped bead of thickened epoxy that bonds to the outside of two surfaces to lock them together. Being an external bond, rather than hidden behind the wood, a fillet has to look good, so WEST SYSTEM 405 Filleting ... Additive of the Month 405 Filleting Blend, perfect for making a wood fillet More

The secrets to renewing teak deck

The secrets to renewing teak deck

PART 1: STRIPPING AND PREPARATION If your teak deck is looking a bit thin and tired, or is lifting away from its substrate, or maybe if you just want a new design, now might be the time to start planning its replacement. A key ally in the process will be WEST SYSTEM® and PRO-SET® products.  ... The secrets to renewing teak deck More

Dead wood? Bring out the gloss!

Dead wood? Bring out the gloss!

The summer months are a good time to restore weathered wooden fittings and trims. The long evenings allow them to be stripped, prepared and primed with WEST SYSTEM 105 Epoxy Resin with 207 Special Coating Hardener for a rich, deep gloss. Before and after: This 50-year-old wooden pedestal and travel horse assembly was stripped back ... Dead wood? Bring out the gloss! More

Protecting bare plywood with epoxy

Protecting bare plywood with epoxy

Many older boats are made using plywood and this can deteriorate with age, especially if rainwater has been able to penetrate the paint layers. WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy will repair and preserve the wood for many years to come.    PREPARATION AND REPAIRS The cabin on my ferro-cement boat was made from 1 inch (25mm) marine plywood back ... Protecting bare plywood with epoxy More

RYA Dinghy Show – see WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products in action

RYA Dinghy Show – see WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products in action

Meet the West System International team on stand C42 (Great Hall) at the RYA Dinghy Show (3-4 March 2018). Pick up tips on repairing your dinghy after a ding! Find out what products you should have with you at race events to keep you on the water and racing. Watch live demonstrations at 12:00 and ... RYA Dinghy Show – see WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Products in action More

Epoxy Tips – The Ideal Gloves

Epoxy Tips – The Ideal Gloves

THE IDEAL GLOVES  Latex (white glove) is giving ground to Nitrile (blue glove) as the safety glove of choice for epoxy work. Epoxy and polyester resins can cause a dermatological reaction in some people, which is why West System International always recommends wearing gloves to prevent skin contact when working with epoxy products. In the ... Epoxy Tips – The Ideal Gloves More

Top Tips From The WEST SYSTEM Beginners Course

Top Tips From The WEST SYSTEM Beginners Course

One of the key advantages of learning from the experts is that you pick up some great tips for saving time and money when using epoxy products. Here are some from the recent Beginners Course held at West System International’s UK headquarters near Southampton: Suffering hair loss? “You’ll get through a lot of cheap brushes ... Top Tips From The WEST SYSTEM Beginners Course More

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Seasonal hints and tips from the professionals Even though the winter is loosing its grip, we still have frosty mornings but there’s no need to stop those DIY epoxy projects at the boatyard – just make allowances for the lower temperatures and seasonal damp conditions. Keep your resin and hardener warm Epoxy resin and hardener ... Tricks of the Trade More

How to repair guitar headstock / neck break with epoxy

How to repair guitar headstock / neck break with epoxy

Joe White and his son James run ‘J White Guitar Workshops’, a custom guitar build and repair business just outside the English town of Aldershot, Hampshire and can boast many celebrities amongst their clientele. Guitars belonging to Status Quo, Stereophonics, The Rolling Stones, The Kaiser Chiefs and many more have all come in for ‘a bit of ... How to repair guitar headstock / neck break with epoxy More