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A Resin Tea Lite - OR - A Base is Called for -OR - Go Look at the Blog Post, First, Please

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 05-29-2020 08:03 AM 1623 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you opened this first, go away. Open the Blog post, then come beck here. Don’t look at the photos in the Gallery. Stop looking at them. I mean it! Go to the Blog post, first. It’ll mean soooooo much more, to you.

I said I planned to make a base, right? An attractive base? Fitting for the display of (what’s left of) my nuts?

The Camphor Goblet I recently posted left some residue in the lathe chuck. May I introduce you to the very last piece of usable Camphor I have?

Gallery photo #4: What’s left of my nuts.

Gallery photo #5: A pretty severe crack in the resin. I filled it with that really fast , 5-minute epoxy. Otherwise, you may have had to find something better to do with your time than reading my drivel.

Gallery photo #6: Just to keep anyone from asking that inane question, “What’s it for?”

My Beloved Buddies. Thank you. And, I apologize, with all my heart. This has been sooooooo inappropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-TkjEdB1kE

-- Mark





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leafherder

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#1 posted 05-29-2020 11:58 AM

Normally when someone tells me to “do this first, then do that” I balk and do the opposite just to prove it can be done. (I credit this quirk to a stubborn independent streak resulting from being a Leo born in the Year of the Tiger – yeah that’s right double feline King of the Jungle. Just try to get a cat to do anything you tell it to do.)

Only for you Buddy – I did it your way and read the blog first – by the way that color is called Amber – or dark Amber. Remember what I said about walnut husks being used as a source of stain and dye?

Glad you found your nuts. Does not surprise me that they dropped – those nuts of yours are pretty dense and really thick – they are tough nuts to crack.

So remember all these lessons you learned for next time. (You know you’re going to try this again – you won’t be able to stop yourself from playing with more nuts.)

Great job, Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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pottz

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#2 posted 05-29-2020 02:16 PM

yeah i ignored your demands also and looked at the gallery,beautiful.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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lew

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#3 posted 05-29-2020 03:02 PM

I read the blog first. Now I see you’ve answered my question. Be careful with fire around your nuts (don’t ask how I know this).

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-29-2020 03:17 PM

Very nice outcome, Mark. That polish sure shines up that resin!

cheers, Jim

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

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 05-29-2020 04:17 PM

When popping from the womb on a new technique and seeing your nuts drop for the first time can be awe inspiring and scary 8^).

Now in the end they end up all shriveled, mere fragments of their former glory, but what an adventure you had along the way Mark!

Nice tea light BTW!

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#6 posted 05-29-2020 08:05 PM

Strike a light Mate ! Flaming Hell (lew)

Another disobedient sticky beak takes a look and likes what he sees.
Even if you did say please as well! .....as if you were really genuine a link would have been added instead of me wondering where and what the blog was.

On a more serious matter I see you have been doing quite a bit of work with epoxy’s lately, So I just thought I should add, ... that with prolonged exposure they can have a unhealthy effect on you (most noticeable with your nuts ref splintergroup) and so I thought it best to add a note, (middle C should cover it) I am assuming you are aware of the associated hazards when exposed to long term use.

An old epoxy cable jointer from way back.

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 05-29-2020 10:17 PM



Strike a light Mate ! Flaming Hell (lew)

Another disobedient sticky beak takes a look and likes what he sees.
Even if you did say please as well! .....as if you were really genuine a link would have been added instead of me wondering where and what the blog was.

On a more serious matter I see you have been doing quite a bit of work with epoxy s lately, So I just thought I should add, ... that with prolonged exposure they can have a unhealthy effect on you (most noticeable with your nuts ref splintergroup) and so I thought it best to add a note, (middle C should cover it) I am assuming you are aware of the associated hazards when exposed to long term use.

An old epoxy cable jointer from way back.

- robscastle


cmon rob dont pee on marks wheaties-lol. were woodworkers were supposed to be exposed to danger or it wouldn’t be any fun ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 05-30-2020 06:15 AM

I did say “Please,” explaining that it was for the sake of your own enjoyment of the journey.

-- Mark

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pottz

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#9 posted 05-30-2020 03:34 PM

hey i didn’t listen but it was still another great mark wilson adventure.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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robscastle

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#10 posted 05-30-2020 08:49 PM

Ha ha very funny pottzy in fact I wonder where clin is these days I haven’t seen any posts.

At least I got rid of one pest

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/226585

I haven’t seen her back, I wonder would it work on Ted as well!

Epoxy exposure is bad news you know.

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#11 posted 05-31-2020 12:23 AM



Ha ha very funny pottzy in fact I wonder where clin is these days I haven t seen any posts.

At least I got rid of one pest

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/226585

I haven t seen her back, I wonder would it work on Ted as well!

Epoxy exposure is bad news you know.

- robscastle


why did you bring this back from the dead,where it should lie in rest?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 05-31-2020 12:42 AM

Done with great effect Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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robscastle

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#13 posted 05-31-2020 02:55 PM

you mentioned cornflakes it reminded me! So its your fault! teehee

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#14 posted 05-31-2020 09:41 PM



you mentioned cornflakes it reminded me! So its your fault! teehee

- robscastle


lol-i gotta be careful what i say around you.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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