Gearing up to try casting PR - Page 3 - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
 
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Blank Making > Casting & Stabilization
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Casting & Stabilization Making your own blanks & stabilizing wood blanks.


Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2011, 04:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
Dana Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 172
Photos: 8

Default

So Lenny how those forms turn out?
Dana Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
Lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Searsport, Maine
Posts: 3,448
Photos: 47

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dana Fish View Post
So Lenny how those forms turn out?

It took awhile, as Dan had said, but it is nice and firm now.
Attached Thumbnails
silmold.jpg  
Lenny is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-05-2011, 05:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
Lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Searsport, Maine
Posts: 3,448
Photos: 47

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZanderPommo View Post
Don't cast in your basement! DAMHIKT
haha dad almost banned me from casting on that one, now I cast in my unheated sunroom with ALL the windows open, and I dont open the door 2 the house for 24 hrs,((or 6-8 if its above 65 degrees)) I actually go out the back sunroom door and around the house into my front door to avoid exposing my family to the fumes

Best to do what your Dad says! I've seen the video of his work on the range!
Lenny is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Advertisement
Old 03-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
ZanderPommo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Frankfort, Illinois--USA
Posts: 1,194
Photos: 0

Default

haha I beat him in every one of those matches! I aint scared!
..............just dont tell him i said that...
__________________
Zander
I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When,and How and Where and Who --- Rudyard Kipling

ZanderPommo is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-06-2011, 10:48 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
MartinPens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Ramon, CA 94583
Posts: 1,730
Photos: 36

Default

Great info here. I just read the article on how to make a casting mold. So many things to try, so little time and money!!

Martin

Sent from my iPad using Forum Runner
__________________
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy - My work is online at www.MartinPens.com / www.CigarIllusion.com or FB at MartinPens
MartinPens is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #26 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bucksport, Maine, USA
Posts: 2,146
Photos: 25

Default

Heck Lenny nice mold! I see you were more patient than I was, my first mold had a couple of tears and gouges when I tried to free the mold too soon.

Bet you cannot wait for summer now huh!
__________________
-Dan Horowitz

witz1976 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #27 (permalink)
 
Lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Searsport, Maine
Posts: 3,448
Photos: 47

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by witz1976 View Post
Heck Lenny nice mold! I see you were more patient than I was, my first mold had a couple of tears and gouges when I tried to free the mold too soon.

Bet you cannot wait for summer now huh!

Yeah! When is that again? Is it July 4th again this year?
Lenny is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
PenMan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eatonton, Georgia
Posts: 6,384
Photos: 93

Default

Lenny:
Be sure to get yourself a "spit cup". I use a 24 oz "take out" BBQ container.

If you mold holds say 9 oz, mix 10 oz. Trying to "add" to a too shallow mold is almost impossible to get great results. If you have left over catylized resin, just pour it in the spit cup. Next time, just add the left overs to what is already in the spit cup.

Some of my best selling stuff is made from "spit cup" blanks. As one customer put it, "it reminded him of his LSD days" :)
__________________
Andy Little
entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. The popular interpretation of this principle is that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. -Occam's Razor
Common sense isn't always such a common thing.
If it ain't broke.......then a little duct tape won't hurt it!
PenMan1 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bucksport, Maine, USA
Posts: 2,146
Photos: 25

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PenMan1 View Post
Lenny:
Be sure to get yourself a "spit cup". I use a 24 oz "take out" BBQ container.

If you mold holds say 9 oz, mix 10 oz. Trying to "add" to a too shallow mold is almost impossible to get great results. If you have left over catylized resin, just pour it in the spit cup. Next time, just add the left overs to what is already in the spit cup.

Some of my best selling stuff is made from "spit cup" blanks. As one customer put it, "it reminded him of his LSD days" :)
Another thing that could work too, is get a pack of silicone baking cups and you will have enough resin for a pendant blank....if you make & sell them that is.
__________________
-Dan Horowitz

witz1976 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 03-07-2011, 08:18 AM   #30 (permalink)
 
Lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Searsport, Maine
Posts: 3,448
Photos: 47

Default

Thanks, Andy and Dan!
I'm having a little trouble visualizing what a 24 oz. bbq container is though?

I think you have confirmed for me one question though, and that is ... You can make additional pours over an already hardened pour...??? Correct?

I may have to give up pen turning and start working on a Ark the way the rain is coming down today!!
Lenny is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
casting , mold , mold making , polyester resin

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2018 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy