Lots of scales will work for resin casting, but there are some must-have features depending on what you plan to make
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.
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 .
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.
Mixing sticks for resin casting, they aren't all created equally!!
https://youtu.be/NoWoSVl2hzU I get asked quite often what my setup is for cutting Alumilite blanks, so I figured it was high time to put a video up showing my methods and tools used. The great news is it doesn't require any specialty tools or wild setups, just standard woodworking equipment. I do prefer using the Tenryu [...]
https://youtu.be/rCGpjqsv7PI Which tools cuts Alumilite best? Which bits and blades should I use? In this video I answer that question and share what I use to cut, drill and turn Alumilite blanks. Make sure to check out my Tools Resource page where you'll find a list of the tools and materials I use for casting and [...]
3 things affect how long it takes to demold your resin casting from the pressure pot: Which resin, what temperature it is and how much resin you're pouring at once
Which Alumilite casting resin is the best to use for turning blanks? In this video I cover the two that I use for all my work.
My method for sharpening pen blank barrel trimmer cutters. Quick and easy way to make sure you're getting the best results and minimizing blow outs when squaring up blanks
Polishing up Alumilite is as easy as 6 steps! Here's my quick and easy method for getting a flawless finish on your blanks.
Lid gasket falling out of the lid? Here's what I used to fix that problem on my pressure pot.
The method I use to dry wood out prior to stabilizing it or casting it in resin, plus the accurate way of determining when it is fully dried out.
Easy way to ensure you can align your pen blanks correctly when you assemble them.
Clear off those shavings the easy and quick way!
What do I do if my Alumilite Clear Part B gets super thick? Has it gone bad? Nope! In this video I cover how to thin it back out and what causes this to happen.
Ever wondered how to get opaque blanks using clear resin? Check out this Quick Tips video to find out how easy it is!
In this video, I walk through how I use the bracket feet to mount my pressure pot so it won't move around when I'm clamping the lid down when casting resins.
How to fix the Alumilite dye dropper bottles so they work perfect!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoTPz8aQLg Show Notes: Keeping a log of all the castings you pour is the best way to get repeatable results. I record every pour that I do now, and I refer to my log book daily! I've also created a PDF template that you can download and use for your castings. Click Here or [...]