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.
The December 2016 Giveaway winners have been chosen, check it out to see if you won :)
The recap of Dunkin Junk Live where we cast stabilized cottonwood bark in Alumilite to make pen blanks
Turning a mini pine cone blank, plus I caught a nasty catch in slow-mo!
The big end of the year giveaway is here!! We have 10 prizes worth over $400 up for grabs this month!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVUL5-U9Uv0 This year I went with a snowman design on a custom Alumilite blank I made with red, white, and green color swirl resin plus pine cones! I had a blast turning this one up and made a few extras while I was at it. Overall, I liked how simple the kit is to use, [...]
Replay of Dunkin' Junk! Live where we cast and turned stabilized magnolia pod blanks
Pine needles cast in Alumilite for pen blanks! Overall it turned out pretty awesome and makes some really interesting blanks.
The unboxing, setup and first print using my new Cubicon Single 3D Printer
A collaboration with Rock-n H Woodshop making epoxy crosses using a custom silicone mold.
Making a pen out of foam, the Foamsmith way! Overall, the project worked, but I had some issues getting the final top coat on after lasering a logo into it.
My method for sharpening pen blank barrel trimmer cutters. Quick and easy way to make sure you're getting the best results and minimizing blow outs when squaring up blanks
The Olympic Rings symbolized in a pen blank! Through a group effort, we managed to come up with a simple way to produce an interlocking ring effect in a pen blank using Alumilite ribbons.
Tricky blanks, but they sure do look good! In this video I show the steps involved in making and turning these blanks plus share some of the problems and solutions I came up with to get through these challenging blanks.