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Supplies Needed to Start Resin Casting

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Thinking about getting into resin casting but not sure what supplies you need to get started? Below is a checklist of the basic supplies you’ll need.

The Beginner's Guide to Resin Casting - What You Need to Know to Get StartedJust getting started in resin casting and want to get a head start on the learning curve? Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Resin Casting e-book.

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It’s the perfect primer to get you up to speed on all the basics you need to know when you’re just starting out including safety, supplies, proper mixing, and a step-by-step project.

There really aren’t many things you need to get started, so it’s not a long list. This will get you up and running making some awesome castings in no time! You’ll be looking at between $100 and $500, depending on how many colorants you want, whether you need a scale or pressure pot, what type of molds you will use, and how much resin you purchase.  To see a full list of products I use for resin casting with direct links to them, check out my “Tools I Use” page: https://nvwoodwerks.com/tools/

Essentials

  • Resin

  • Gloves

  • Mixing Cups

  • Stir Sticks

  • Molds

May Need Depending on Resin/Project 

 

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  • Ron Walker February 13, 2018, 8:02 PM

    Do you have use mold release with HDPE

    • Zac Higgins February 14, 2018, 1:17 AM

      For the most part you don’t need to use a release with HDPE. It will extend the life of the molds though and makes demolding really easy. Alumilite seems to work fine without it for a long time until the faces of the HDPE are not smooth anymore, but some resins are really hard on the HDPE and do require it

  • Russ Denz March 6, 2018, 12:41 PM

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. Looks like I’m finally ready to embark on my new journey, after months of research and a sizable amount of money. I can’t stand things breaking so always buy the best stuff for the job. AND, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful wife of 48 years!!
    Thanks, Coach!

    (maybe I can get you down to Tucson to spread your knowledge to our woodturning club relatively soon)

    • Zac Higgins March 7, 2018, 12:05 AM

      That’s great news Russ!! I’m glad to hear you’re jumping into resin casting, I think you’ll love it! I am right there with you on buying quality tools. There’s nothing worse than a tool that doesn’t do it’s job, that’s just plain frustrating! For now, I’m unable to travel for demos due to time constraints. I am hoping to be able to down the road though, and I will definitely let you know once I am able to

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