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In the style of a certain Mr. R Harris - Can you guess what it is yet?
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Is it a router table?
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A router table and a base plate. without the finish veneer

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Correct. It's going to be my OP clone.
I need a RT than can be stored.

"without the finish veneer" - unfortunately I can't get finished ply or formica sheeting to finish it.
I will be coating the top in epoxy resin which will give a hard slippy surface.
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Correct. It's going to be my OP clone.
I need a RT than can be stored.

"without the finish veneer" - unfortunately I can't get finished ply or formica sheeting to finish it.
I will be coating the top in epoxy resin which will give a hard slippy surface.
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Comment: your idea of epoxy is excellent but my experience is that I could never get it on evenly. I always had to grind it down after. If you can, thin a lot so it goes on like a paint, not like a gel or paste.

I might recommend as an alternative "spar varnish." I don't know what you call it there but it is used on wooden sailboats and after multiple very thin coats, comes up like a sheet of glass. You can use something similar on freshly sanded wood floors.

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Danke, gleichfalls!
Google didn't screw it up for me (I'm not German).

The epoxy that I have is very liquid, almost like a good spar varnish, I used it on my canoe build. It is quite easy to apply.
I will probably finish the top in spar varnish as epoxy is UV sensitive and breaks down very quickly in sunlight.
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Google didn't screw it up for me (I'm not German).
Well, at least I tried ;-)

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The epoxy that I have is very liquid, almost like a good spar varnish, I used it on my canoe build. It is quite easy to apply.
I will probably finish the top in spar varnish as epoxy is UV sensitive and breaks down very quickly in sunlight.
Excellent, thank you. I didn't know I could put spar varnish on top of epoxy finish.

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How well does it hold up to scratches?

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To be honest - not very well but you can easily slap on another coat.
I would rather have a formica (or similar) surface.

I did think about putting on a 1mm thick sheet of stainless but have concerns about bit damage.
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How well does it hold up to scratches?
Hi Howard:

Spar Varnish is similar to the varnish that you use on your wood floors in your house. It can be walked on in a day but the more it cures the more "scratch resistant" it becomes. My wife dragged a chair across the newly finished oak floor (two days old) and scratched the varnish. A month later she did the same thing with no effect. Spar varnish is reported to be tougher than varnish in wet conditions. That's where it gets its name -- from varnishing the spars on wooden sailing ships.

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