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Project by nanyomac posted 10-27-2018 07:04 PM 651 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birthday gift for my girlfriend’s mom.





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 10-27-2018 08:15 PM

I sure would like some more information on the process as the result is outstanding!

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nanyomac

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#2 posted 10-27-2018 08:29 PM

Well I made a mold out a a dollar store table mat and duct tape and super glued the burl pieces in place then mixed the resin and dye and let cure then cut on the bandsaw then turned on the lathe

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#3 posted 10-27-2018 10:45 PM

that’s seriously beautiful!!!

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#4 posted 10-28-2018 01:09 AM

Very attractive. Nice choice of colors. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-28-2018 02:09 PM



Well I made a mold out a a dollar store table mat and duct tape and super glued the burl pieces in place then mixed the resin and dye and let cure then cut on the bandsaw then turned on the lathe

- nanyomac

Screams for a video. The mold is to contain the resin? Lathe is to get it all super smooth? How didja mount it for the lathe? A pic of the mold, can’t image a “table mat” becoming a mold for much of anything, I can see a shallow aluminum pie pan as a mold though. Especially if you were going to turn the edges smooth. Seems all you would need was a way to capture the wood in the mix. Biggest issue is how to “suspend” the wood so it was centered in the mix. I’m coming up with really fine fishing line, 2# test maybe.

Cool project though, thanks for posting.

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leafherder

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#6 posted 10-28-2018 06:55 PM

Beautiful – reminds me of the floating mountains in the movie Avatar.

But I have to agree – a video would be greatly appreciated, or a detailed blog with lots of step-by-step process photos.

Your description of the table mat, duct tape, super glue, band saw, and lathe is a bit like Martha Stewart saying “flour, sugar, apples, oven, done” when describing how to make a pie. :-)

Thanks for posting,

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#7 posted 10-29-2018 03:28 PM

i agree with all,its a totally beautiful work of art.

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#8 posted 10-30-2018 10:29 AM

Stunning and interesting. Really lovely piece.

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