I tried making another 3D printed snowflake ornament, and this time I used 5 minute epoxy rather than CA glue to seal the wood off. Huge difference!
The 2017 Holiday Giveaway is on! Make sure to get entered before December 15 for your chance to win one of 10 awesome prizes from TurnTex Woodworks, Turners Warehouse, Tommy G Tools, and NV Woodwerks.
Mixed material glow in the dark snowflake ornament combining wood, 3D printing and resin casting. I love these mash-ups!!
With winter knocking on the door, the temperature in the shop is dropping. In this video, I cover some of the problems that can occur when resin casting in cooler temperatures as well as some recommendations for minimum temperatures to work in.
In this episode of Dunkin Junk, we cast some double dye stabilized buckeye burl and aluminum honeycomb, and the resulting pen blanks were outstanding!
Mixed material blanks can be challenging, however there are a few steps you can take when preparing and turning the blanks to help minimize any problems that may arise. In this video, I walk you through my methods of preparing and turning mixed material blanks.
The possibilities are endless when you combine the precision of 3D printing and resin casting! Check out how I merged the two to create a pinstripe pen blank.
This year's Woodworkers Fighting Cancer project is resin cast memory frames, a fun project to make and it's for a good cause. Plus we are going to auction them off and send the proceeds to the Las Vegas Victim's Fund.
A razor handle made out of a blank with embedded skull beads, definitely a fun project!! Happy shaving =D
A step by step walk through of glueing tubes into acrylic and mixed material pen blanks. Ever since I started using this method, the number of blowouts I get when turning acrylic blanks has been reduced to almost zero .
Turned up my first bottle opener using a crepe myrtle and Alumilite resin! This was a fun project, and super quick and easy to make too.
Should you turn blanks right away or give the a few days before diving in? I explain why it's best to wait in this video.
Need to replace the belt on your Nova Comet II Lathe? This video will help guide you through the process!
In this Dunkin Junk Live replay we made some cholla cactus Alumilite blanks!
For this project, I made a lamp out of a walnut bowl blank and an Alumilite resin cast pinecone blank. Super fun project and pretty easy to make too!
Headed to SWAT symposium 2017 August 25-27 in Waco Texas! This is going to be a blast, and I hope to see you there!!
Mixing sticks for resin casting, they aren't all created equally!!
Shredded money cast in Alumilite resin makes for some pretty cool looking turning blanks!! In this video I show how I cast the blanks and turned a pen with one of the blanks.
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!