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  1. Alumilite Ring

    This is my first attempt at making a ring. I cast the Alumilite and then turned the ring from that on the lathe.
  2. Hybrid Globe Anniversary Gift

    This is my 2nd hybrid sphere, my wife loves these things and I thought that she always said that they remind her of a planet. so I thought I would make her one in the style of a globe for our 22nd wedding anniversary. The inscription reads "You mean the world to me". The wood in the sphere is...
  3. Maple Burl Hybrid Cast Sphere

    This sphere is turned from a small piece of big leaf maple burl that has been cast in alumilite resin, to make use of what would otherwise be a piece of wood too small to be useful. This is my first attempt at a sphere, and as such there are a few missteps or opportunities in it. First, I used...
  4. Half Full

    This is an idea I had been kicking around in my head (plenty of room in there). The wood is a Manzanita root and the "glass" is Alumilite. The base is walnut. Finished with wipe-on poly. It's about 5" tall and the glass is a little over 1" in diameter. I don't have a pressure pot so the glass...
  5. Beer Swap 2019

    So as I sat there drinking my Red Breast trying to figure out what the hell to make for the swap this year… I looked up and saw the hops wall art I received in last years swap from Tom Regnier. It then dawned on my that I should figure out how to cast hops for a bottle opener handle. I had...
  6. Cast container

    Cast Alumilite Clear (Slow) into a container which has an old collection from the of airline/hotel stir sticks embedded. Segmented and turned Spanish Cedar bottom and lid which has been stained (dark Walnut), sealed with shellac, then ~ 6 coats of spray laquer. Still need to rub out once the...
  7. Local woodturning club ornament swap

    So one of the local clubs does an ornament swap at the Christmas party. For me, I didn't want to do the typical tree hanger…so I went with a snow globe. If you hit the light just right, you'll see glitter in it that makes it looks like it is snowing. It's maple burl painted with a white mica...
  8. Keepsake Pens

    These pens are keepsakes, going to family members. The resin (Alumilite) has stabilized (Cactus Juice) pine cones cast into it. My wife's parents chose a gravesite that has a large pine tree adjacent to it. The last time we visited their graves, they were covered with pine cones. My wife picked...
  9. Hybrid figured camphor lidded vessel

    Figured camphor with blue alumilite and maple burl pull. The underside of the lid has been textured with the Robert Sorry texturing/spiralling tool. The finish is 12 coats of Starbond CA, wet sanded and buffed. This combo of figure and finish is amazing!
  10. Recent pen order

    I was asked a while back if I could make pens with Steelers and cowboys logos…. took me a while to find someone that had blanks (I've yet to try casting my own) but I finally found some here that are made of alumilite. I'd never turned alumilte before but it was great to work with! As you see in...
  11. My style of Band Saw Boxes

    I have been making band saw boxes for just over a month now and I started out copying everyone elses designs. Well, I think I have decided to go with the DR. Seuss theme for my boxes. Or, a furniture design. I think that I am addicted to these little guys. The green one is a Buckeye burl cast in...
  12. Biggest Hybrid Block Ever...I think

    Here is a special project for a special customer that I can not disclose. The Box is made of Buckeye Burl and Alumilite resin. Weighs in at 75 lbs and measures 17" x 18" x 11". I made a mold out of melamine mdf and sprayed a mold release onto it prior to casting. Most of you will ask did I use a...
  13. Independence pen

    A little out of the ordinary for me-I made a pen from cast material rather than wood: This is Alumilite cast by Curtis Seebeck (www.turntex.com); I did a segmentation from red, white and blue cast blanks. I paint the inside of the blanks Testor's blue after drilling. The hardware is a Chrome...
  14. Purpleheart and Alumilite Bowl

    Here is a Purpleheart and Alumilite bowl I cast and then turned. This was some very hard Purpleheart wood, even harder than usual. The turning wasn't easy because the Alumilite wanted to chip out. Let me know what you think. I also have videos in my Youtube channel of the casting and of the...
  15. Hybrid Bud Vase/Weed Pot

    Howdy Lumberjocks! Just wanted to share this small bud vase/weed pot I made. Also, here's a video showing part of the process. I hope you enjoy.
  16. Turning a Lidded Box w/Stabilized Maple Burl

    Here's a couple of pictures of the lidded box I made. Also, a link to my most recent video via YouTube. It's a quick video showing how I made the lidded box from a hybrid blank I created a few weeks back. Hope you enjoy. ?
  17. Woodturning
    Is it necessary to stabilize wood prior to using alumilite clear with a pressure pot? Or is stabilization only necessary if the wood is especially soft. I was thinking about trying to use live edge walnut and using alumilite to square it off to turn a duck call / bottle stoppers / etc. Any...
  18. Blogs
    Wood/Resin Casting Tutorial Here ya go guys and gals as requested. I am going to give my best representation of "MY" way that I do the casting process. First of all I start with a dry piece of wood (no more than 13% moisture) that I have stabilized in "Cactus Juice" www.turntex.com this...
  19. Hand Tools
    Can you tell me something about this 4-1/2 hand plane? It isn't in that bad of a shape. It should clean up just fine and should become a descent user. I believe the knob and tote might be walnut but I am more likely to be wrong at this. The back of the lever cap and bottom of the frog has...
  20. Hand Tools
    This past weekend I was able to attend the first tool meet by a new tool collectors group in Kerrville Texas. Had A great time and got to see several unique tools for sale, see great woodturning bowls, meet some like-minded folks, and create new friendships. This was a small event held at a...
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