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Project by monkeyman83 posted 06-16-2016 11:36 PM 1037 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For years I have been turning pens. I have always kept the acrylic cutoffs. Every now and then, I would glue them together and make a hodge-podge pen. Well, I came up with an idea to use them all. I cast them in an epoxy resin. I used a really cheap bowl from the dollar store for the mold. After pouring in the resin, I let it set for two days. Then I went to work on turning out the bowl. I think that if I had used polyester resin, the casting would have been clearer, but I think it looks great either way. The point is is that it was a success. I am going to have to do this more often in the future.

-- It may not be pretty...but it's functional.





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#1 posted 06-17-2016 06:17 AM

Very beautiful and colourfull.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-17-2016 12:11 PM

I like it that’s for sure!!! You’ve got me thinking…
I knew there was a reason to keep the cutoffs.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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#3 posted 06-17-2016 07:47 PM

That technique is very creative. This bowl is a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 09:10 PM

That is cool, love it. Might have to try this. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-18-2016 05:52 AM

Beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 06:05 AM

well that is a great idea. and looks awesome

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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