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Project by John Choponis posted 02-05-2014 01:04 AM 3754 views 48 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small candy dish made from colored pencils cast in clear resin.

John





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cdaulton

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 01:42 AM

What kind of resin did you use?

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 01:46 AM

I used clear casting resin on this one.

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 02:01 AM

that is very unique, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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cdaulton

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 02:05 AM

Love the bowl. How big is it and how much resin did it take?

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John Choponis

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 02:13 AM

It is 5” x 3”. I used 20oz of resin on this.

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 02:33 AM

amazing idea, and very nicely executed.

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 02:39 AM

Don’t see one of these every day … or um..ever – unique – what is your basic workflow??

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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John Choponis

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 02:44 AM

Cast the pencils in clear casting resin and then turned on the lathe. Sealed with lacquer

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 04:06 AM

A wicked way to get rid of a lot of colored pencils. This has turned out to be well worth the effort. Great idea John.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 04:07 AM

Wow, very clever process and outstanding eye catching project. Well done sir . Which brand of resin do you use and where do you buy it?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 04:43 AM

Amazing! I think that is super! I have to try one now. It’s going in my favorites.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 05:44 AM

Cool. Very cool. Super cool, in fact!

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 10:34 AM

Super cool idea, and beautiful finish.
You might like this: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66944
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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John Choponis

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#14 posted 02-05-2014 11:23 AM

Thanks, for all of the great comments.

Bob – I used clear cast polyester resin on this one, got it at Hobby Lobby. I am going to experiment with alumilite next.

John

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#15 posted 02-05-2014 12:16 PM

This is a very interesting and unique bowl. I like it a lot. Great job.

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