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Offline Lazurus

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First attempt - Golden Globe
« on: February 26, 2018, 07:53:15 AM »
Well this is my first attempt at casting resin combined with a piece of mallee burl, sorry the pictures are not the best. I am going to make a suitable plinth with a light source, lots to learn but the start of something new.
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Offline Les Symonds

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 07:58:41 AM »
An excellent start to a new direction. Of all your images, it's the top one that works best for me, especially if I turn my laptop through 180degrees, which makes it look like a mountain sunrise.
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Offline Tony_a

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 09:39:45 PM »
That's turned out really well and not a bubble in sight. Used a pressure pot I presume?
Looking forward to more.

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 06:14:53 AM »
Looking good Stuart  :)

All the best

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 11:36:05 AM »

      Very well done for a first attempt ....Blends very well
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Offline Lazurus

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 11:57:51 AM »
More by luck than judgment, I wasn't expecting much of a result with the casting to be honest, when I took it out of the pressure pot I was pleasantly surprised by both the clarity and lack of bubbles and the coloring. I need to cast a few more and experiment but its a start.
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Offline dr4g0nfly

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 08:20:33 PM »
I think a fortune teller would be in the market for this, it has a stunning glow about it when a little light falls on it.
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Offline Lazurus

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Re: First attempt - Golden Globe
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 09:49:34 AM »
I am doing a few more of these, I adapted one of my curved scrapers to a negative rake with a small top bevel, I was dubious if this would make the claimed difference but it certainly does. the resin is strange stuff to turn, get it right and a spray of fine feather like streamers erupt from the tool tip. Get it wrong and it can chip like glass. if nothing else it is honing my tool control.
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