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Old 02-23-2013, 06:32 AM
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Changing Epoxy Color

This was originally posted in the Newbies Forum since I am a newbie. Perhaps this is a better place....
I am making a knife handle from a chamoix horn, which polishes up to a beautiful black. While routing it out to accept a blade tang, I accidentally made a small hole in the outside of the horn.
I plan to set the blade in epoxy. Is there any way I can color the epoxy black so it doesn't show at the small hole I made in the horn?
Or are there any other suggestions for repairing the hole?
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:55 AM
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You can buy epoxy colored resin that you only add a drop or two for the whole batch, but I saw a knife video on youtube that the guy just used a couple of drops of artist acrylic paint to the epoxy to color it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:36 AM
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Thanks. I live in Germany, so sometimes it's hard to find things that you would find in a hobby shop or crafts store back home. I'll try the acrylic paint first since I know I can get that.
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Thanks. I live in Germany, so sometimes it's hard to find things that you would find in a hobby shop or crafts store back home. I'll try the acrylic paint first since I know I can get that.
Dave
here is an acrylic paint sample I put together recently.........just needs a clean cut to finish

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If you have a dead laser printer or copier toner cartridge, the black toner powder works great. I was given a small film canister of this stuff and I've been taking small scoops for over 10 years. It goes a long way and only needs a few small sprinkles to color the epoxy.


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Old 03-16-2013, 09:39 PM
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If you have a dead laser printer or copier toner cartridge, the black toner powder works great. I was given a small film canister of this stuff and I've been taking small scoops for over 10 years. It goes a long way and only needs a few small sprinkles to color the epoxy.
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