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!
In this episode, we cast some debris from Hurricane Irma into turning blanks.
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!
Mixed material glow in the dark snowflake ornament combining wood, 3D printing and resin casting. I love these mash-ups!!
In this episode of Dunkin Junk, we cast some double dye stabilized buckeye burl and aluminum honeycomb, and the resulting pen blanks were outstanding!
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
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.
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!
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.
Had to try casting duck feathers in Alumilite, and surprisingly it worked pretty well!
Goldfish crackers cast in Alumilite, who knew they'd make a great looking bottle stopper!!
Not your average colored pencil bowl! I decided to cast the pencils and keep the outside colors intact. In the video I go through how I cast the blank as well as turning it up.
Turned bottle stopper made with "Fordite" (Detroit Agate) Paint chips cast in Alumilite
Casting banksia pods in Alumilite resin and turning a razor handle out of one of the blanks.
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 [...]
The recap of Dunkin Junk Live where we cast stabilized cottonwood bark in Alumilite to make pen blanks