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My first attempts at using Alumilite casting resin for turning projects. Got some inspiration from NZ Wood Turning. I used the Alumilite clear and I did also make the pressure pot to remove all air bubbles from the casting. I went the less expensive Harbor Freight route outlined by Zack Higgins. I estimate that the resin works out to about $1/ounce. There are about 10 oz in the baby block jar and 4-5 in the pencil bowl.

Cool stuff, turns and sands nicely.

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Something different…. I really think this is cool and a fun project. Nice job!
 

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Looks quite impresive this epoxy game.
 

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Pencil bowl is mesmerizing. I like that the pencils are haphazardly strewn rather than perfectly laid in.
 

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Very cool! The pencil bowl looks very vibrant.
 

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Rick, I like what you done, very nice.
I also would like to make pressure pot for Alumilite .
I tried looking up Zack Higgins pressure pot. But that didn't lead me to answer. Would you please tell me where to find information to build the pot.
Thank you
 

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Bruce try this
 

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Rick, Thank you. Just what I needed to know.
 

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Bruce- some of the fittings use Locktite and are difficult to remove. I ruined my safety pressure relief valve but learned after the fact to use a torch to heat the fitting And it will come out much easier.
 

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Real eye catcher Rick, nice job
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Very cool! I really like the pencils.
 

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You do such great work, now I know what you mean by a pressure pot. sound like it should be called a vacuum pot.
 
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