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Cwalker935

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Don’t judge this too harshly. It’s my first attempt at this type of turning (I’m not even sure what you call it) and I knew it would be a learning experience and boy was it. I used some maple that I had lying around rather than a nice piece of burl that I purchased to do one of these. First off, I added blue pearl-ex powder to give it some blue color. I added too much so it’s not as transparent as I would like. Secondly, my whale was less dense than the alumilite. I suspended with fishing line thinking it would sink, it actually floated upward in the pressure pot. This contributed to other issues. I mixed up some more alumilite to pour on top of the cast but dropped the cup creating one heck of a mess. After cleaning up my mess I mixed up the remainder of my resin but did not have enough to get the depth that I wanted. This caused my whale to be to close to the top and did not give me room to make a sphere. Despite my issues, I think this is a promising start.

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mark james

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As a SCUBA diver, I believe this view of your cast is just about perfect. Pristine clarity is a special occurrence that is appreciated, but it is usually within 30-40-50 feet. And at depth, colors disappear resulting is much of what you ended up with.

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Cwalker935

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As a SCUBA diver, I believe this view of your cast is just about perfect. Pristine clarity is a special occurrence that is appreciated, but it is usually within 30-40-50 feet. And at depth, colors disappear resulting is much of what you ended up with.

Superb! A desk paperweight??
Thanks. It’s whatever Lida wants it to be. She did mention paperweight.
 
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