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Forum: Casual Conversation 03-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By vtgaryw
Lilac

A problem that vexes people around the world (well, at least in my house) is how to pronounce "Lilac."

I've heard it with the last syllable sounding like "Lack", "Lick", and even "Luck." I've...
Forum: Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files 03-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By vtgaryw
My wife now requires me to have a bottle of CA...

My wife now requires me to have a bottle of CA within reach at all times, along with a fire extinguisher (but that's another story...) :giggle:

-gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 03-03-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By vtgaryw
Les Elm has a comprehensive PDF with just about...

Les Elm has a comprehensive PDF with just about any label size you may want. Not sure if it's in our library here, but it's in the Pen Blanks Resin Casting group files on FB.

-gary
Forum: Other Things We Make 02-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By vtgaryw
Resin Bowl Question

I'm turning my first PR bowl. I've embedded small fir cones in it, and pressure cast it. It seems pretty solid. I've turned the outside, it look great.

I don't want to screw it up now, so my...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-28-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Yeah, I made that mistake once. This time,...

Yeah, I made that mistake once. This time, though, I made sure I used a PR dye.

-gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Ah! The scientific method! I like it! -gary

Ah! The scientific method! I like it!

-gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Absolutely. Colorants can have a drastic effect...

Absolutely. Colorants can have a drastic effect on resin. The colorants can have different chemical make-ups, and react to the resin.
I usually test new colorants in a small batch to test for...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
The red definitely was not as set up as the...

The red definitely was not as set up as the green, but I'm note sure how that explains the pock marks?

-gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Definitely wasn't 1 or 3. 2 is possible. If I...

Definitely wasn't 1 or 3. 2 is possible. If I did, maybe it thickened too quickly and didn't get into all the nooks and crannies?

My other question is what about dyes? Do different types of...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Makes sense that it needed more PR, but why...

Makes sense that it needed more PR, but why didn't the same thing happen with the green ones? Identical pine cones, same resin.

-gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By vtgaryw
Pock Marked PR

So, I just did some miniature pine cones in PR. One set was in a Maneater HDPE mold. The other was in a silicone mold. Both from the same can of PR. Mixed one right after the other, same mix...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-27-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By vtgaryw
Which West System epoxy/hardener do you use? ...

Which West System epoxy/hardener do you use?

Gary
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-24-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By vtgaryw
Thanks. -gary

Thanks.

-gary
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-24-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By vtgaryw
Well that could be your answer. I think PR resin...

Well that could be your answer. I think PR resin needs pressure more than epoxy. I have cast epoxy without pressure as an experiment and that stuff came out great either way. I just do not take a...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-21-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By vtgaryw
Well that could be your answer. I think PR resin...

Well that could be your answer. I think PR resin needs pressure more than epoxy. I have cast epoxy without pressure as an experiment and that stuff came out great either way. I just do not take a...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-21-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By vtgaryw
Yeah, I've never cast PR in a pressure pot, only...

Yeah, I've never cast PR in a pressure pot, only epoxies. I do like PR though, and I've been planning on trying it in a pressure pot. Thanks.

Gary
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-21-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By vtgaryw
Very nice. I haven't had the best of luck...

Very nice. I haven't had the best of luck casting braid in PR. Got a trick you use?

Gary
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-21-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By vtgaryw
Colored Foil Tapes?

Has anyone seen adhesive backed metal foil tapes in colors other than aluminum or copper? I've gotten some very thin foils from the craft shops, but I'd like something more like the thickness of the...
Forum: Show Off Your Pens! 02-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By vtgaryw
Unbelievable. I'm a rank beginner, I've made...

Unbelievable. I'm a rank beginner, I've made maybe 6 pens from my own canes, I can't imagine how many more hours I'd have to put into it to be able to learn something like this. Maybe when I...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By vtgaryw
The spec for Royal Palm (which i use the most) is...

The spec for Royal Palm (which i use the most) is 80 deg F, but Jason Burr recommends 80-90. You can push it higher to accelerate it, but you have to be careful.

-gary
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 02-14-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By vtgaryw
No to your question. HP does not dictate speed of...

No to your question. HP does not dictate speed of a motor. Speed will depend on the brand of the motor and what specs it was built to. Each 5HP motor may not be the same. This is one reason you can...
Forum: Casting & Stabilization 02-14-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By vtgaryw
Pressure Pot Warming Chamber

Living in northern Vermont, with a hard to heat workshop in my basement (hard to get much over low 60's in winter) I got tired of not being able to cast year round. So I built this warming box...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 02-14-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By vtgaryw
That brings up a question for me - does a motor...

That brings up a question for me - does a motor on a 12" saw have a different RPM than a 10"? Can you use a 10" blade on it or does that screw it up because of the speed?

-gary
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 02-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By vtgaryw
My analogy is I'm a tennis player. Every so many...

My analogy is I'm a tennis player. Every so many years, it's time to buy new racquets. But 1/2 of the playability of a racquet is in the strings and the skill of the stringer. Unless you try...
Forum: Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools 02-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By vtgaryw
Saw Stop has a 3 HP and a 7.5 HP Industrial Saw...

Saw Stop has a 3 HP and a 7.5 HP Industrial Saw as well. I was doing some work with a professional woodworking shop a couple of years ago, and they replaced their saws with the 3 HP. After one of...
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