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Project by BobWemm posted 05-09-2020 05:01 AM 326 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it was about time I tried one of these.
It’s made from Eucalyptus Vasticola burl and Red and Gold Resin, poured separately.

The mistake I made was to mix too much colour in the resin, making it so dark you cannot see through it.

I measured a chook egg to get the proportions and came up with diameter plus 50% for the length. This measures 86mm dia and 123mm high.

The stand is made from the piece I had to cut off to maintain the measurements.

Sanded to 400 and polished with Shellawax Glow.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking. C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 05-09-2020 05:07 AM

Bloody spectacular looking egg Bob but the lingo is a bit beyond me I will have to go look it up!

Eucalyptus Vasticola burl and Red and Gold Resin apart from the obvious which I have got a handle on !!

I have never worked with resin,...apart from 5 minute epoxy!!... so cannot comment as to compositions.
I do like it and enjoyed looking !

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 05-09-2020 05:12 AM

aaarrr its just common garden variety Mallee !! you got me there big time!!

found this looking though !! impressive!!

I thought it was one of your creations for a second.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 05-09-2020 06:49 AM

Thanks Rob,
This was something completely new for me.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-09-2020 06:55 AM

Honorable Bob, you rarely fail to give me something to which to aspire.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 05-09-2020 07:23 AM

That is a ripper project Bob, very impressive. You have been coming up with some great work lately.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 05-09-2020 08:13 AM

Thank you Mark and Bob.
Keeps me from going insane

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 05-09-2020 10:28 AM

chook = chicken

well both pieces are nice and way above my pay grade.

mixing color in resin is touchy

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 05-09-2020 11:38 AM

Beautiful work Bob. You never fail to produce such exquisite projects. This is way out of my league but I love seeing your work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 05-09-2020 12:46 PM

Thanks Dick and Tony,
I need a bit more practice with this sort of work,

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 05-09-2020 01:16 PM

WOW, That is beautiful, Bob!!!!!!! What brand of resin do you use?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 05-09-2020 01:55 PM

Love the egg Bob. Too bad like you said it’s not see through. Do you use the pressure pot method?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 05-10-2020 12:59 AM



WOW, That is beautiful, Bob!!!!!!! What brand of resin do you use?

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Jim, It’s a West Aussie mix, “U Resin” and it’s called Ocean Cast, can be poured up to 4 inches thick at a time.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 05-10-2020 01:00 AM



Love the egg Bob. Too bad like you said it s not see through. Do you use the pressure pot method?

- doubleDD

Yes Dave, but not this time. I couldn’t fit it in my pot.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 05-10-2020 03:56 PM

That’s an eye catching egg, nice work Bob.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 05-11-2020 03:02 PM

It came out great for not using a pot. I am at the point trying to decide if I should get one or not. Just waiting to pull the trigger. I’m sure I would get better results.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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