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The wood is wormy spalted maple, and the resin is Silmar41 colored with pearlx pearl and metalic blue. Vacuum applied during cure for bubble release. Its a Rockler Cuban pen set. Really happy with the results. Is anyone else casting oen blanks out there? Its pretty fun and the results are pretty interesting.

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What do you cast them in? Do you make "pen blank molds"? I have tried one or two from poured resin. I know others are casting with other things inside such as snakeskin or carbon fiber cloth. Blog your process for us if you care to share! Nice pen!
 

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I second what Dennis said, I have lots of really pretty pieces i'd love to cast with resin, but just don't know how/where to begin. i'd like to hear your process also.
 

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I would go to pen turners.org, there is a fantastic forum on casting with polyester resin and alumalite. Here is the vacuum set up and the pink mold i use. Baught the mold. HF pressure pot with lexan top. And some of the bkanks. Blue dyed resin in maple, loose tea, popcorn, arborrio rice, clear…




 

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That is awesome. I have been wanting to make some resin blanks. Thanks for all the info
 

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COOL stuff. Thanks for the info too. I just recently got hooked on pen turning and was wondering on the casting methods and materials. I will have to take a look at that site for more info.

BTW, neat pens.
 
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