A tour of our air compressor and air line system in the shop. It's a bit overkill for most shops, but it works great for a large shop and it's rock solid!!
Had to try casting duck feathers in Alumilite, and surprisingly it worked pretty well!
https://youtu.be/NoWoSVl2hzU I get asked quite often what my setup is for cutting Alumilite blanks, so I figured it was high time to put a video up showing my methods and tools used. The great news is it doesn't require any specialty tools or wild setups, just standard woodworking equipment. I do prefer using the Tenryu [...]
https://youtu.be/UaNhnym0J7Q Finally got an updated shop tour video up with the newest setup! In this video I cover how I have my shop set up and all the workstations, tools, and setups I have in my shop currently. Before reorganizing last time, I realized that my shop wasn't set up efficiently for the two main [...]
To celebrate the launch of the new Nebula pen blanks, I decided to turn a fancy pen and shoot a video of it. The Nebula blanks are a mix of red, blue, and purple pearls that shimmer and shine like crazy! Made with Alumilite resin, they are a dream to cut and drill, and they turn like buttah!!
Dye stabilized mushrooms cast in Alumilite! In this video I turn one of the clear cast bottle stoppers, and the results were amazing!!
https://youtu.be/rCGpjqsv7PI Which tools cuts Alumilite best? Which bits and blades should I use? In this video I answer that question and share what I use to cut, drill and turn Alumilite blanks. Make sure to check out my Tools Resource page where you'll find a list of the tools and materials I use for casting and [...]
The winners are announced!! Congrats to all the winners, and thank you to all my subscribers
Not your average colored pencil bowl! I decided to cast the pencils and keep the outside colors intact. In the video I go through how I cast the blank as well as turning it up.
Just hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube so it's time for a Giveaway!! 6 prizes up for grabs plus a discount code for Alumilite as well as Turner's Warehouse! Everyone wins =D
May the 4th be with you!! These foam Death Stars are super fun and easy to make!
Making a resin casting pen blank mold out of silicone, this baby works great!!
Turned bottle stopper made with "Fordite" (Detroit Agate) Paint chips cast in Alumilite
3 things affect how long it takes to demold your resin casting from the pressure pot: Which resin, what temperature it is and how much resin you're pouring at once
Casting banksia pods in Alumilite resin and turning a razor handle out of one of the blanks.
Making a hybrid Alumilite & Double Dyed Buckeye Burl resin cast bowl
Turning a Thin Blue Line bolt action pen plus some tips for best results with these blanks.
Which Alumilite casting resin is the best to use for turning blanks? In this video I cover the two that I use for all my work.
https://youtu.be/fD8JdOD8rV4 In this episode, I tried casting some stabilized wasp nest in Alumilite "Clear Slow Set" resin to make some pen blanks with. Overall, I'd say the experiment was a success! The wasp nest had a bunch of "cells" in it like tubes, but they didn't go all the way through. This did cause some issues [...]
Making a replica prop of Malcolm Reynolds gun from the TV series Firefly using EVA Foam as well as Alumilite. Plus testing out Microballoons to lighten castings as well as using Alumilite White resin as a filler/sanding sealer on foam.