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
Turning a mini pine cone blank, plus I caught a nasty catch in slow-mo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVUL5-U9Uv0 This year I went with a snowman design on a custom Alumilite blank I made with red, white, and green color swirl resin plus pine cones! I had a blast turning this one up and made a few extras while I was at it. Overall, I liked how simple the kit is to use, [...]
Replay of Dunkin' Junk! Live where we cast and turned stabilized magnolia pod blanks
Pine needles cast in Alumilite for pen blanks! Overall it turned out pretty awesome and makes some really interesting blanks.
Tricky blanks, but they sure do look good! In this video I show the steps involved in making and turning these blanks plus share some of the problems and solutions I came up with to get through these challenging blanks.
This time, I tried casting some Loofah gourd pieces in Alumilite casting resin to make pen blanks out of. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results. Casts and turns great, and you can even dye it to add even more impact!