Shop Tip #166
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF

Epoxy cures by an exothermic chemical reaction (it creates heat), and if my memory of high school chemistry is accurate, the reaction doubles in speed with each increase of ten degrees Celsius. So, if I want to mix a batch of epoxy and take my time using it, I need to pour it off into small containers that will allow the heat of reaction to dissipate. Otherwise, I get a chain reaction. . .