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Old 04-29-2018, 09:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Jay, reviving this thread to see how things went with the pine cones. How did they turn out, were you happy, what did you learn?


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It was definitely a learning experience. I dried & stabilized the cones and there were some voids to fill in with CA after turning. I made a shaving brush but unfortunately the best part was the very bottom that hardly gets seen. Lesson learned: pack as many mini pinecones in the mold as you can. I also used pvc, I think it would be better to use a block mold.
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Speaking as a newbee and new to casting, from my experience pine cones need to be stabilized because they are so porous. I found that when i reverse painted the blank after drilling before putting in the tube the paint bled through in some spots and became part of the finished product. Not the end of the world but a surprise if you're not expecting it. Maybe use a q-tip with CA to coat the inside of the blank of you're gonna paint it.

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