|Project by decarpentier||posted 04-13-2017 08:14 PM||364 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My daughter saw a vase made from colored pencils. She asked if I could make one for her. Never done any resin casting before so decided to give it a go. Bought some clear Alumilite resin and created a mold from a plastic painters cup ( one quart). My daughter bought the colored pencils and then I cut them up to a smaller size. To save resin I inserted a wood core into the center of the mold. This would be cut out. The bottom wood is figured Cherry and the top wood is Purpleheart. After letting the resin hardened for a few days, I glued a scrap piece of wood to the bottom and mounted a small faceplate to it. Turning acrylic resin was interesting as long white turnings were thrown out and pretty much covered me and everything around me. Made a nice mess! Drilled out the hollow form with Forster bits. Sanded using progressive paper up to 1000. Finished using a automotive rubbing compound and applied four Hut crystal clear coats rubbed on finish. Didn’t turn out exactly as I had envisioned, but I think my daughter will never the less like it.
-- Dave, North Star State