I have WEST System 105 epoxy in the shop and will probably use it for finishing.
You can apply epoxy to a wooden board along with the bark, but be aware that it may fall off. If so, apply the epoxy all over the board, cover the dried bark and do it on the other side so that all the wood, bark and everything else is completely covered with an epoxy shell.
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As long as the epoxy is worked into the wood with a brush. It is also incredibly strong, offering 7,000 PSI tensile strength once cured. It does not shrink during curing and remains flexible (even when fully cured) and cures at temperatures up to 35oF.
Apply a layer of polyurethane with a sponge brush. Wait for the layer to dry, then sand with 500g of sandpaper. Repeat the process 2 more times, then clean the surface with mineral liquid. Moisten the surface with a 2000 grit sanding pad.
These results show that WEST SYSTEM Epoxy adheres to certain oil stains after drying for 24 hours. Others require a longer drying time for the epoxy to adhere reliably. Adhesion of the epoxy to stains. 24 hour mark / type mark. dry 4 days dry only passes three tests
If it is wet during curing, the coating can become cloudy.
Well, the piece needs to dry over time and can crack, and the oil acts as an anchor seal and slows the loss of moisture so the wood can bend and twist without breaking.
To minimize the effect of this shrinkage, seal or stabilize the wood fibers while the wood is still green. Wooden gymnasts often use a substance called polyethylene glycol (PEG). Instead of sealing the wood, the PEG displaces the water so the cells can dry out without shrinking.
If you have a water bottle, you can use wet and dry sandpaper. Sanding wet boards (green wood) is not recommended if they are made as furniture. Boards that cannot air dry must first be dried and then sanded.
To stabilize green wood to prevent cracking, splitting and shrinking. Wood treated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) can be cut, shaped or processed. Polyethylene glycol is dissolved in water. The wood is treated by immersion in the PEG / water mixture.
For construction and furniture projects, green wood is definitely not the best choice. Green Wood’s moisture content also makes it the worst choice for burning. Moisture in wood not only gives off less heat than deposited wood, but can also lead to the formation of creosote as a byproduct of moisture evaporation.
However, you can assume that most woods will take about a year per inch of thickness to dry. If it’s an inch of wood, you’ll need to leave it out for two years before it’s dry enough to burn effectively. Exposing fresh, green wood to air is just one way to dry it.