Paint Shavings Hair Clip

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Project by Peter Brown posted 02-16-2015 07:42 PM 1894 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The paint chips in this creation are from automotive spray booths. They pile up over the years and harden. It’s referred to as Fordite. These came from Carl Jacobson’s shop, a woodworker who makes amazing creations on YouTube.

It occurred to me that one of the really neat things you could do with wood was to steam it and bend it. Could you do the same thing to resin? I wasn’t sure I’d seen anyone do that yet…

So I figured I would give it a go.

The cast was pretty simple, but after it dried I wanted to attempt to bend it to a form. I accomplished this with a heat gun and about 5 minutes. After it cooled, I simply shaped it on the band saw, refined that shape on the sander and polished the whole thing to a high polish.

The barrette clip was added with a dab of hot glue and it was done!

Thanks for looking!

Here’s the bonus pic…

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 07:58 PM

WOW thats awesome, I really have to look up more about resins and such. such a kewl medium to work in

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 01:02 PM

Cool! I’m just thinking of all of the other stuff that you could put in resin. It gets my mind working…..

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 11:32 PM

That bonus pic is funny! That’s when it was parked around the corner from Carl’s place right?

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