It's important to properly store and know the shelf life of your casting resins. In this Quick Tips video, I cover the important points of both.
Finally upgraded to a full size lathe! Check out the unboxing and setup process on it, plus first shavings.
Quick Shop Update on the results of our fundraising efforts for Hurricane Irma victims, as well as an overview of my new-ebook and some stickers too.
The simple checklist of supplies you need to start resin casting.
First attempt at making a micarta turning blank, and I used firehose as the material! I made a Sierra style pen out of the blank, and the experiment was a success!
Lots of scales will work for resin casting, but there are some must-have features depending on what you plan to make
In this episode, we cast some debris from Hurricane Irma into turning blanks.
The 2017 Holiday Giveaway winners have been announced!
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.