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Derek Lane01/08/2015 18:52:43
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Another Home Casting this time I am using Mica powder for the colouring. This is fitted to a Gents JR in gunmetal.

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Steven03/08/2015 18:22:46
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Your casting is coming on a treat Derek, the mica looks interesting and seems to flow through the resin nicely, did you add the powder with little or no mixing and are you using a different resin it looks more clear and glass like?

Derek Lane03/08/2015 18:42:36
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Thank you Steven. I had three pots of resin and mixed each colour into each of the pots so I ended up with a yellow, mauve and black pots. Theses are poured after a set time into a mould and a tooth pick used to swirl the three colours. Because the resins had started to set it prevents them from mixing into one colour. The finish on the pen is through the sanding of the blank once it is turned to size

Here is the block before cutting into pen sized blanks, there is enough for 4 blanks

 

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Edited By Derek Lane on 03/08/2015 18:43:48

Derek Lane06/08/2015 14:47:29
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I have been casting again but this time no items turned from them. This part of pen turning can get very addictive

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The bottom two I had problems with the timing that is why there are big voids which can be seen so I have cut them below and am certain that I can get a one piece pen from them (you can just see the cuts below the void

Steven07/08/2015 21:37:00
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Look forward to seeing the pens Derek, I can see that playing with resin has given you a new focus, it’s good to explore the potential of different materials hey.

Derek Lane08/08/2015 13:08:58
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The problem now is these will sit in my pen blanks draw for a little while.

Gerrybhoy24/08/2015 21:42:25
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That's looking brilliant, Derek.

I'll definitely be looking to doing castings myself at some point soon.

Gerry

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