06-14-2014, 09:09 AM
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It's my first try at installing a knot. I drilled the handle too deeply and need to fill in some space to reduce the depth. I'd rather not add the weight by using coins. I've read that you can apply a layer of epoxy for this, but I don't know how smooth or even the surface would end up. Is 2 part epoxy fluid enough that it will settle evenly when it hardens, or do I need to somehow smooth the surface before it dries?

Any better ideas for reducing the depth of the handle hole? Thanks

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 06-14-2014, 10:40 AM
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I would imagine a 2-part epoxy should work, but I am not sure. You could try using some harder, solid, ciruclar, plastic piece(s) if you want to minimize the weight. Best of luck.

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 06-14-2014, 01:58 PM
  • pc4406
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You could also fill the handle with a cork to just less than the height you want, add a thin coat of epoxy to seal and set your knot.

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 06-14-2014, 05:46 PM
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+1 on the cork if you don't want to add weight

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 06-14-2014, 07:13 PM
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Most epoxies are self leveling. You should be able to add what you need and let it stand and take care of itself.

Epoxy is dense. It WILL add weight. If you don't want the weight, cork, as previously suggested, may be the better alternative.

If you use cork, be cautious of getting it exactly even. Otherwise the knot may set crooked.

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 06-16-2014, 03:13 PM
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+1 Cork covered in epoxy is your best bet.

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 06-18-2014, 12:02 AM
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Don't forget to put epoxy not only in the bottom but in the sides too
No need for too much quantity,even a thin coat can do the job.
The secret is to not have any gaps (or bubbles) between the materials that you want to stick together.

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