Workshop Update – Slightly Different Pen
Have been experimenting with my resin casting pressure pot and decided a good test would be for the Facebook Group – Australian Pen Turners slimline challenge.
The only criteria was that you had to use a slimline mechanism.
This is my submission:
I cast cake toppings in resin for the bottom and dyed some light timber I had for the top piece (see photo below for the timber).
I didn’t feature in the overall winners but received this for creativity:
Some progress shots:
Used ca glue, this is pre casting
Used Alumilite clear resin
Tried to make sure that I didn’t go into the cake toppings
Used ubeaut timber dye for the top and only cast 1 of the top; it was my backup if the hundreds and thousands glue up failed (which it did – I will do a follow up post on casting so far)
Was quite pleased with the dyel; not so much with the resin cast as had to leave thick because I glued on too many toppings
I am an accountant who uses woodwork as a way to escape computers. I work in the back half of a tandem garage under the house; effectively a basement that also houses my wife’s car. I have a reasonable set of tools and am getting more into hand tools, mainly due to the lack of noise and dust minimization. I live in Sydney Australia and am a active member of The Shire Woodworking Club, Cubby House Turners & Woodies Inc and The Traditional Tools Group Inc Why Hugo’s Woodshop? All decent website options with Gary were taken so I had to look for something else! Hugo is our 3 year old Ragdoll cat who is very nosy and likes investigating the garage / workshop: