First PR cast waste wood pen

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Project by NaptownWood posted 10-30-2014 03:12 PM 2746 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood is wormy spalted maple, and the resin is Silmar41 colored with pearlx pearl and metalic blue. Vacuum applied during cure for bubble release. Its a Rockler Cuban pen set. Really happy with the results. Is anyone else casting oen blanks out there? Its pretty fun and the results are pretty interesting.

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 04:10 PM

What do you cast them in? Do you make “pen blank molds”? I have tried one or two from poured resin. I know others are casting with other things inside such as snakeskin or carbon fiber cloth. Blog your process for us if you care to share! Nice pen!

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 04:16 PM

I second what Dennis said, I have lots of really pretty pieces i’d love to cast with resin, but just don’t know how/where to begin. i’d like to hear your process also.

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 04:41 PM

I would go to pen, there is a fantastic forum on casting with polyester resin and alumalite. Here is the vacuum set up and the pink mold i use. Baught the mold. HF pressure pot with lexan top. And some of the bkanks. Blue dyed resin in maple, loose tea, popcorn, arborrio rice, clear…

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 01:17 AM

That is awesome. I have been wanting to make some resin blanks. Thanks for all the info

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 04:48 AM

COOL stuff. Thanks for the info too. I just recently got hooked on pen turning and was wondering on the casting methods and materials. I will have to take a look at that site for more info.

BTW, neat pens.

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