So I bit the bullet and made a new countertop (#3) out of 1/2″ spruce ply. Why is that? The resin on countertop #2 just refused to set. There were two giant sticky spots on it, presumably from not mixing it well enough. The secret to making sure it’s mixed, long after mix the heck out of it, is to pour it from one vessel to another and back again. Worried about air bubbles? Don’t be. If your prepared resin is poured over the surface quickly enough, the air bubbles will rise to the surface.
teardrop 1 20200618_104353 2nd, 3rd countertop w- resin.jpg
teardrop 1 20200618_104404 3rd countertop resin surface.jpg
teardrop 1 20200618_104431 3rd countertop resin drying.jpg
teardrop 1 20200618_104454 mixing resin.jpg
teardrop 1 20200619_082852 3rd countertop w- resin.jpg
I think it turned out well enough. However, I have now had a change of plans for the galley. I don’t want to cut into this countertop! So, I’ll be making a drawer for the stove. It won’t be embedded into the countertop as I originally planned. More pictures on this when it’s complete.