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Wood and resin

Postby ZenDog » Tue May 17, 2016 8:26 pm

Hi,
First time on the forum, and from the UK so my spelling may be a bit different, so apologies in advance. I have been mulling over an idea to combine wood and resin lit by LED lights. I intend to cut across the wood create a gap and pour the resin down a hole drilled through the centre.
Square cut log (oak or apple) I can create a mould using melamine board (unless any alternative suggestions) however I am struggling to think of a way to do the same with circular profile wood that I have turned on a lathe. Any ideas suggestions.? Maybe a bit different to the other casting projects I have seen here. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Wood and resin

Postby mangozac » Thu May 19, 2016 7:47 am

I would be inclined to turn the wood down to the same inner diameter as some PVC pipe, coat the inside of the pipe with a thick coat of mould release (i.e. wax) and then cast with the wood in that. How does that sound?
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Re: Wood and resin

Postby ZenDog » Fri May 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Good idea. A bit limiting in terms of diameter in that need to go with pipe size, but good start. Thanks.
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Re: Wood and resin

Postby Fleafa » Tue May 24, 2016 10:48 pm

You have a lathe, so you could turn your own mould?
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Re: Wood and resin

Postby mangozac » Wed May 25, 2016 7:31 am

Fleafa wrote:You have a lathe, so you could turn your own mould?

Boring out a hole becomes almost impossible if any kind of significant depth is required, so I'd definitely stick with standard pipe sizes!
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