Guitar Maker March 2015: Product Review – Oak & Teak Epoxy
Reviews from our Customers
After my lovely dining chair broke I decided to do my own repair rather than trust the job to another after some less than prefect previous experiences. The Oak and Teak epoxy was very easy to use and worked perfectly. My only regret was that I had no other jobs to do as I used so little of the product and have almost full tubes left. Great specialist product and quickly delivered.
This product is fantastic. To try the product out I made a simple biscuit joint - much quicker than mortice and tenon - followed the instructions carefully and left the joint to set for 24 hours. I found it impossible to snap the joint by hand -it is absolutely solid. I have just ordered a larger quantity of the epoxy and am looking forward to assembling 17 oak cabinet doors. Fantastic product - follow the instructions and you will not be disappointed!
I use CPES as a primer on new wood prior to varnishing with Epiphanes. The CPES is a doddle to use, I use medication measuring cups to achieve the correct mix and just paint it on, it goes on like water. Keep applying until you achieve a shiny surface then apply the varnish before the primer fully dries. I have used this method on many wooden items on my boat, whether used inside or out and have had fantastic results and good longevity of the coating. I use CPES on new items as well as recoating old ones, it is expensive initialy but will reduce the amount of time, money and effort needed to keep wood looking good in the future.
On a bus restoration project, I needed to plug up some oversized bolt holes, in the ash framework, and re-drill them. With another adhesive, I found that the remaining thin shell of the ash plug sometimes broke away on re-drilling. I was advised to use epoxy adhesive, and found this to be the solution.
We are renovating an old property in France and finding CEPS has been brilliant! We are keeping the old beams visible and applying CEPS has meant that we have been able to better preserve even the worst of the beams. Very easy product to use. We have already ordered our second batch! Great service and delivery from the company. Thanks
I m very pleased with the service. I would definitely recommend.
I have waited a few months before posting a review because I wanted to check it works, it does. I had about 20m of hairline cracks on a smooth rendered house. I tried various other traditional method over the year but the cracks always came back. I would advise taking some time to ensure a smooth finish after applying the filler as it does not sand well, also check when cutting out the cracks as I came across an electrical cable buried in the render.
The best oak glue I have found. Saves all that joint preparation (cleaning mortices etc). Any excess cleans off when joints are cleaned. Highly recommended
Steve couldn't have been more helpful. Better still, the products are top quality and really do what they say on the tin!
Used the product to stop tannin pull in exterior white oak doors. Seems to have worked very well but cannot rate it yet until I see what the worst of the weather can do over the winter. Will get back in the spring hopefully with a 5 * rating
I have a 5 metre horizontal crack in the rendee on a gable end which has caused problems with damp. I read the guide on this site and bought the kit. Followed the instructions and so far everything is working as per the advice. Great site, great products. I did not try for completely hidden repair, just stopping the damp was good enough for me.
I’ve been trying to seal the cracks in my, I suspect not too painstakingly, rendered in the 1970s brick cottage ever since we moved in many years ago. The solutions offered by various helpful persons have failed to last, especially in the case of the vertical cracks between the upper and lower windows at the front: Make Wood Good’s detailed instructions on their web site seemed to make perfect sense, so I invested in the basic kit, with Stixall as I wasn’t sure I was up to coping with anything more complicated!All went well following Steve’s instructions and, although I wasn’t sure there’d be enough, the one tube of Stixall with the help of the filler foam strip coped easily with two approximately 5ft cracks - even though I think I made the first one wider than really necessary. There’s certainly more than enough foam for one tube of Stixall, so if you have longer cracks it might be wise to order an extra tube with the basic kit, to make sure.The Stixall was easy to smooth down using an old trowel and my only minor problem was judging when to apply some sand to roughen and blend in the finish. Too soon and it threatened to ruin the neat Stixall layer, too late and it wouldn’t stick properly.In summary though, the kit allowed me to fill my worst two cracks very well (perhaps I should have started on some of the many lesser ones but I’m so impetuous!) and I shall carry on using the same method on the rest of the place when I’ve recovered from my initial exertions. Obviously it’s early days and I can’t report on the long term effectiveness of the process, but it certainly looks as if it has much more chance of success than anything I’ve seen previously.Very lastly, I was slightly worried that mixing the damp concrete primer with water resulted in a creamy liquid rather than a tan coloured one. I phoned Steve for confirmation that it was OK and he was extremely pleasant and helpful to deal with. It was OK. I think the confusion arises because the primer is American and I suspect they call cream tan.
First class service coupled with excellent product.received sweeties to have while waiting for glue to mix and disposable glove , so no messy fingers nice touch 🙂
Only time will tell but if using these products on some early rot in my window frames cures the problem then 5 stars would be well deserved. th sealer/hardener was easy to apply & appeared to penetrate well. Unlike other epoxy based products it was slow to cure giving it time to penetrate deeply. The filler was quite easy to mix & apply even to vertical sections. Once again its slow cure allowed time to squeeze it into difficult timber sections. once set it is very hard but capable of being cut & sanded rather like a hardwood. So far I am very impressed & have recommended it to others including a local builder.
This is my third batch of CPES. I will not start any restoration project on my wooden boat without first making sure I have a plentiful supply. It is a lifesaver.
I ordered the Render Crack Repair Kit with StixAll in order to repair several obstinate 4m long, 2 to 4 mm wide cracks, that keep appearing in the walls and (concrete) roof overhang of my fairly rustic house in southern Spain.The order was delivered by UPS a few days after it was placed. Later on i ordered more StikAll cartridges which were delivered within the MyHermes delivery time frame stated, and so took a few days longer to reach me than the UPS consignment.The render on the walls was between 3mm and 10mm thick, covering concrete over brieze blocks. Once i had cut the grooves i found that in some places the cracks opened up to empty space! However the concrete primer sealed the edges of the grooves and the 10mm Backer Rod was sufficient to "fill" the the grooves, prior to applying the StixAll. However i did need use a lot of StixAll for the nominal 10mm x 10mm grooves that i had cut. A more experienced "operative" would naturally make a tidier job of the chasing and thus use less sealant.I have now completed repairs to all four "major" cracks and found the method described easy to follow and the materials suppliedworked as stated. I found that the StixAll cartridges were best kept in the fridge before and after use and that i should only apply it when the walls were "cold" (which means early morning here in southern Spain). My only complaint is with my own inability to master the art of "finishing" the sealant to a "even" finish before "roughing it up"I am very pleased with the method, the materials and the support offered by makewoodgood.com.I know that i will have to wait a couple of years before i can confirm that the cracks have been effectively sealedbut the reason why i choose the makewoodgood method was because other methods have failed, and the logic behind the makewoodgood method describes the appearance and movement of the cracks perfectly...so i have a strong belief that this method will solve the problems.
I had very prompt and good advice for seriously deteriorated varnished house timbers. I applied the two pack a couple of weeks ago and have varnished over. I did not need to apply thinned product as is usual. I have applied four coats and the result looks solid and good. I need some time to be certain that the Epoxy it fulfils its promises
Thank you for your great customer service, you were brilliant!
Back in August this year, I needed to glue together pieces of new teak – mortise and tenon joints – in order to make a small coffee table to match existing teak tables I already have from years ago – they are no longer commercially available. I had great difficulty finding an appropriate glue until I stumbled across your products on the web.I needed a glue that would allow me time to adjust the pieces for correct fit and to clamp them, when adjusted, to a timber jig made to hold all in the correct position and alignment while setting.It transpired I needed some 30 minutes for the process of gluing and adjusting and your epoxy glue, having a long ‘open’ time, gave me more than was needed. Other products recommended to me by others were not epoxy and had doubtful adhesion to the oily teak, plus having a quite short open time which, in the event, would not have been sufficient to properly carry out the assembly.I have been most impressed with your glue which was easy to mix and use.Thank you very much for your helpful advice regarding this project.
The stuff we brought from you worked very well in curing our soft deck on our Kelly Peterson 44. We are delighted how easy it was when we worked out how to go about doing it. I am ordering some more CPES to do a few more patches. we had plenty of the resin, thinners, and filler left.Had we had it done professionally it would have cost thousands of pounds not £225!!