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I am looking at casting wood. I am not making pen blanks but something larger. Will polyester resin adhere to the wood or should I go with alumilite or epoxy resin instead?
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I'm not an expert on this by any means, but I think Alumilite is generally preferred for this type of casting - for one thing, I believe it has less of a tendency to shrink as it cures, so the voids in the wood may stay filled better with Alumilite.

There is a tutorial in our library on casting worthless wood:
http://content.penturners.org/librar...woodblanks.pdf

Curtis Seebeck (Mesquiteman) has a You-Tube video on why he prefers Alumilite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvQNK2RXd3A

Here is a discussion thread on various types of casting resin from a few years ago - you can find a lot more similar discussions in our archives:
alumilite versus poly resin
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