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Old 04-10-2011, 12:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Lenny, I think you did an awesome job on your castings. I can't wait to see a finished product from one of your casts.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea but only a couple and neither of these yet, been enjoying the casting a bit more than the turning these past couple weeks lol. I'll post up pics in the soyp forum as they're made

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Hi peoples,

Lenny, that way I like to make my mixes late in the evening and leave it alone...!

I get always very excited to get up and see the first part of what I've done, there is, remove the blocks from the mold and put them in the sun (when possible) for a few hours.

Is nearly impossible to tell exactly how they will come out, just by looking at the blocks, you have to cut the out and turn one round, finish it before you can see what you done...!

I get in troubles all the time, particularly with the wood & resin mixes, where I turn the sample a little too yearly, before the resin has time to cure, therefore, cutting and sanding can be a challenge but the worse part is, you finish the sample with the CA to a top flawless gloss, and the nest day or two, the resin and wood moved and the finish is ruined, making me do it again but this time I wait a few weeks before I do so.

One of the things I've learned is, take the pics immediately after the blank is finished, the pics would come out just right and if it has to be re-finished later, no hurry, you already got your results of how it looks like...!

Zander, those mixes of your's are getting pretty damn good, mate...!

Have you finished any of them yet...! just courious...!

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here are a couple that have been rounded over to show what's inside.

Three different views of the same two blanks.

George, you are so right about looking forward to getting up the next day to "open presents" ...(round the blanks to see what's inside)!!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They both rock. Out loud.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I see cha-ching happening there!

Well done!

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Old 04-10-2011, 03:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thumbs up

Lenny, I don't know if you are suffering from "beginners luck" or if you just have the "touch"! But your blanks certainly do look outstanding!!! Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Several views of one blank cut from the remaining cast.

Thanks for looking!

I don't know if it is "beginner's luck"...(although I suspect that is so)
but I do know I'm not suffering!!!

p.s. This is the one that I got sidetracked on... the first color setup while I was busy with something else due to the light I had placed in front of it for heat. You can see the results of waiting too long in that I didn't get a good blending of the colors.
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