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Alumilite first run

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Project by rockmolsen posted 04-07-2017 12:40 AM 1189 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempts at using Alumilite casting resin for turning projects. Got some inspiration from NZ Wood Turning. I used the Alumilite clear and I did also make the pressure pot to remove all air bubbles from the casting. I went the less expensive Harbor Freight route outlined by Zack Higgins. I estimate that the resin works out to about $1/ounce. There are about 10 oz in the baby block jar and 4-5 in the pencil bowl.

Cool stuff, turns and sands nicely.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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#1 posted 04-07-2017 03:08 AM

Something different…. I really think this is cool and a fun project. Nice job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 04:03 AM

Looks quite impresive this epoxy game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 12:03 PM

Pencil bowl is mesmerizing. I like that the pencils are haphazardly strewn rather than perfectly laid in.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 02:32 PM

Very cool! The pencil bowl looks very vibrant.

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 05:11 PM

Rick, I like what you done, very nice.
I also would like to make pressure pot for Alumilite .
I tried looking up Zack Higgins pressure pot. But that didn’t lead me to answer. Would you please tell me where to find information to build the pot.
Thank you

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 05:43 PM

This looks so interesting and it’s beautifully done. The material and process look fascinating.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 07:16 PM

Bruce try this
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vO1sD3rvZdA

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 08:15 PM

Rick, Thank you. Just what I needed to know.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 09:16 PM

Bruce- some of the fittings use Locktite and are difficult to remove. I ruined my safety pressure relief valve but learned after the fact to use a torch to heat the fitting And it will come out much easier.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 10:52 PM

Real eye catcher Rick, nice job
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 04-08-2017 01:36 PM

Very cool! I really like the pencils.

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com

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#12 posted 04-10-2017 03:09 PM

Super snazzy! Wow!

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#13 posted 11-10-2017 11:02 PM

You do such great work, now I know what you mean by a pressure pot. sound like it should be called a vacuum pot.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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