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Project by Keebler1 posted 10-03-2020 09:06 PM 559 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just started casting alumilite last weekend. I cast three blocks and was able to cut them up this weekend. The first 2 pictures is a sierr click pen using a blank from my first cast block. The other two pictures is a measuring spoon using a piece from my second cast block.





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duckmilk

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#1 posted 10-03-2020 09:54 PM

Those came out really nice! Good job.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 10-04-2020 12:54 AM

The spoon came out really nice. I can not see the pen to well.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 10-04-2020 01:12 AM

Nice work, Keebs! I especially like the swirly blue-green spoon.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 10-04-2020 04:13 AM

cool stuff kebler.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#5 posted 10-04-2020 10:35 AM

I’m not familiar at all with Alumilite casting but the end results are quite eye catching – great job

-- 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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#6 posted 10-04-2020 12:03 PM

Really nice colors in them Keebler.

I think we warned you turning can get take over, along with all of the things you can do that are related to it :)

Look forward to seeing the next batch.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 10-04-2020 12:46 PM

Very nice! Those colors are amazing. How do you get them so smooth.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Keebler1

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#8 posted 10-04-2020 01:49 PM

Jeff when mixing I wait till about 95 degrees at least then just dump both cups in the mold at the same time. After turning I use micromesh to smooth and polish them

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 10-04-2020 02:24 PM

the spoon is very beautiful so is the pen but i would take that spoon in a heartbeat GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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clieb91

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#10 posted 10-04-2020 07:28 PM

Keebler, Nice trick looks like you made the top three twice… When I looked and commented this morning you already had the top 3 badge but was number 5 on the front page. Now you are number 3.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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mikeacg

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#11 posted 10-04-2020 07:28 PM

Apparently you are a natural Keebler! Thanks for sharing! I watched a video by George V. on using a pot to cast a couple days a go and it seemed less daunting than I had expected… Too much on my plate right now to try it yet though!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Keebler1

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#12 posted 10-04-2020 09:08 PM

Mike it isnt too hard to cast. There is a podcast called the resin cast that I listen to and I watch Zac Higgins of nvwoodwerks on youtube. One reason Im drawn to this as well as turning is its quick and easy. I can complete something in the little time I do have.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone

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mikeacg

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#13 posted 10-04-2020 09:41 PM

Kevin,

I watch Ric Bolduc’s casting videos on Facebook all the time. He poured orange, purple and white one time so I had him make me four Clemson pens.

I’ll get there eventually but right now I’m swamped with everything else…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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