Completed Projects

Photos of the stuff I’ve completed over the last few months in no particular order because I’m bored and don’t have anything else to do.

Author: grouchyfarmer

Yes, I'm a former farmer. Sort of. I'm also an amateur radio operator, amateur astronomer, gardener, maker of furniture, photographer.

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      1. I used one in jr hi wood shop and just never got around to getting one. Have you done anything with resins on that thing? I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff done that way.
        You surviving the Wisconsin weather? Pretty mild here this year. I’ve gotten pretty lucky on my home addition. Just about done wiring.

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        1. I have indeed done resin projects with it. I have a complete resin casting set up including a pressure tank and have done several projects using the stuff. I should probably do a post just about working with resin in the future. It’s fairly easy to work with, but it has its own set of issues. It’s considerably different than working with wood. Very, very sharp tools are essential. And patience. I can’t make cuts as deep as I would with wood. It can chip easily. Sanding it can be a pain because if I sand it at too high of a speed on the lathe or use too much pressure the friction can cause it to melt. The type of resin used can make a big difference as well. Some work better than others. Almost always you want to use a “deep pour” resin that can handle pours of three or more inches. Most of the inexpensive “art” resins won’t work well for this. The stuff I use is called Naked Fusion and it works very well, it releases bubbles well. But the drawback is it takes a *long* time to cure, at least three days before it’s solid enough to work with.

          Weather here has been surprisingly mild. Very little snow and temperatures haven’t dipped much below 20. We only got one significant snowfall here, and that was only about 3-4 inches, and a lot of that has melted away.

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