In both of these photos you can see my good epoxy applied. I ended up changing both of the epoxy pumps and the ratio of epoxy resin/hardener came out perfect.
The epoxy surface will not be smooth and level until I build it up with one or two more applications with sanding in between each coat. This will get rid of any of the orange peel look. It is great to get a glimpse of the wood grain with only one coat epoxy.