Magnolia pods are a bit of a mix between banksia pods and pine cones. They turned out really awesome and added a lot of character to the blanks we made with them. In this Dunkin’ Junk! Live replay, I recap the resin casting and the turning portions of this project. Big thank you to Brad for sending in the stabilized magnolia pods to use on the live stream.
Make sure to tune in to Dunkin’ Junk! Live every Wednesday at 2PM Pacific time to catch all the action, and see every step of the process. In the live shows, I share all the tips and tricks to get excellent results resin casting with Alumilite resin.
I picked up a bag of 30 seam ripper inserts on Amazon for $13, and the blanks were made with Alumilite Slow Set Clear Resin. I definitely prefer using the slow set resin for casting embedded objects. Having a longer open time allows the resin to fill in any gaps better for less pin holes and air pockets in the blanks.
Check out Carl Jacoboson’s video on YouTube that was the source of inspiration for the insert style seam rippers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJOygtuECw&t=698s