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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 12-14-2015 01:23 PM 958 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A professor at work is retiring after like 40 years, so I figured I’d make him a gift. He’s a poultry professor and my day job is working with chickens. So I took some eggs and cast them in allumilite and made a pen. Don’t think I’ll have to worry about someone getting him the same thing.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 01:42 PM

Very nice looking pen. You are right this will be a unique gift.

I have heard of casting but have never tried it. Am I correcting in that the white is the egg shells and the tan is the allumilite? How did you get the egg shells to be where they are? Would you be willing to expand upon the process?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 01:49 PM

An eggcellent idea! Looks great and the professor will most likely cherish this gift well into his retirement.

-- Brian in Texas

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 01:56 PM

They’re brown egg shells, they’re white on the inside. I used clear allumilite and painted the brass white on the tubes. To make it I cleaned the eggs shells and put them in the over on the lowest temp for awhile to dry them out. Then I mixed the allumilite, poured some in the mold then added shells, then poured more in and used a stick to mix it around and tried to get out any air pockets before putting it in a pressure pot. One side on the cap doesn’t have a ton of shells but still looks alright. The blank ended up on the small size and barely got it to work for this pen luckily.

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#4 posted 12-15-2015 02:12 AM

amazing just amazing… how did it turn ?

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Gixxerjoe04

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#5 posted 12-15-2015 02:48 AM

Turned really well surprisingly, was afraid it might break apart because I went pretty thin on it, The weird thing was is smelt like burnt hair when I cut and turned it, which allumilite hasn’t smelled like that before so I’d assume it was the shells.

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 03:04 AM

Thanks…. again it really turned out nice and better yet taking some trash and really turn it into treasure

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#7 posted 12-15-2015 06:59 AM

Way cool idea and recycletastic too!!!

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