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I was shocked at the outstanding quality of the wood sent with my kit. All the wood in my kit is stunning! I can't wait to work on this project. The quality of the services is top notch and the tools I bought from LMI are top grade.
I am glad LMI sets a high standard in quality all around. I look forward to this project and many more knowing that a place like LMI exists with these standards.
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I hope LMI continues this tradition of high quality, it can be hard to find a place that values a high standard.
FGOT12, Smith Oak and Teak Epoxy (Part A&B) and the FGOT1, plunge dispenser (foreground).
Oak and Teak Epoxy is not just for oak and teak. It works well on all woods, but especially on oily or dense hardwoods. For best results, it should be applied to both surfaces to be glued and allowed to sit long enough for the wood to soak up as much as it wants, so that when the pieces are assembled the wood will not absorb the glue that would otherwise fill the gap between the pieces, leading to a glue-starved joint.
Do not use solvents to "clean" hardwoods before gluing. The solvents are absorbed by the wood and will cause the epoxy bond to fail. Even solvent cleaning hardwoods after gluing (while the glue is still wet) has in some cases, caused glue-line failures. Wiping up drips with paper towels is safe.
Designed specifically for oily woods, actually incorporates resins and oils into the epoxy.
1 to 1 mix ratio by volume, and is forgiving of minor mix disparities. Product should be allowed to sit for 10-20 minutes before use.
2-hour pot life at 70°F, full cure in 24 hrs.
Workable and curable below freezing to a low temperature of 28 degrees Farenheit.
Extremely tough. Great for gluing particularly resinous woods such as Cocobolo and some of the Ebonies.
Lower viscosity than other epoxys allowing further penetration into the wood resulting in a better glue joint and resistance to crack propagation parallel to the glue line.
A long thin-film set time allows plenty of time for glue clean up before the product gels.