Colored pencil hollow form

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Project by decarpentier posted 04-13-2017 08:14 PM 698 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 09:52 PM

very nice,great creativity.i ike it a lot.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 09:44 AM

Tool cool, I haven’t seen one like yours, well done.

-- Vince

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 02:43 PM

Very nicely done with the short pieces.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 05:04 PM

This is interesting technique and materials. This project turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 05:31 PM

Fun project!

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 06:45 PM

This is crazy cool…........Looks 3-D
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 11:34 AM

Cool project!. Looks great!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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