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Forum topic by Pieter_hb posted 04-19-2017 03:38 PM 262 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pieter_hb

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04-19-2017 03:38 PM

Hi All

I tried my hand for the first time on resin for wood and then made myself a cubus just for the fun of it and also to learn how to work with resin.

The cubus I made contains lots of Wild Olive (Olea Europaea L. Subsp. Africana) blocks of 2cm x 2cm and the block’s outside dimensions is 11cm x 11cm x 11cm.

For the resin I mixed blue and white oil paint in equal parts into the resin and then poured them alternatively into my mold. I did not have a mold and made one myself out of 3mm hardboard beforehand. The different blocks I clued onto the sides of the mold, to keep them in place when I started to pour in the resin. That worked quite well I must admit.

The small specs in the resin is sawdust bits of wild olive wood. Not sure if it was the right thing to do though?

The small block stand is also wild olive and it took some skill with a chisel to make a triangular hole that goes small and smaller as you go deeper in the block, for the resin block to rest on.

Anyhow, it was great fun and I learned a lot of how resin behave and what to do next time and not to do.

Enjoy and feel free to comment or ask any question.





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mahdee

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 03:50 PM

Looks really nice. What kind of rosin did you use?

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Pieter_hb

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#2 posted 04-19-2017 04:52 PM

Hi Mahdee

Thanks.

In South Africa they sell Pratley’’s Kraftex Pratliglo for R90 or about 6 US dollars.

To save on resin I also made a smaller cubus out of MDF, that I put in the centre of the cubus..

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