I cast some scrap wood chunks into epoxy resin and turned it into a bowl on the lathe. This was a fun learning experience and has definitely got me wanting to do more with epoxy casting! Check out Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear carbide turning tools.
Just the same, can you turn polyester resin? Polyester resin can be clear or dyed one or several colors. When very little catalyst is used, the resulting pen blank is easy to turn and will "peel off in ribbons" with a sharp turning tool. It is very easy to sand and polish, using Micromesh or Novus or buffing.
No less, what type of resin is Alumilite?
white urethane resin
Is Alumilite an epoxy?
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Woodturning with Resin: Simple Techniques for Turning Works of Art on Your Lathe
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Authentic Easy Wood Tools Ci1-R2-NR (1600NR) Patented Negative Rake Carbide Cutter w 2" Radius for Woodturning Tools
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Authentic Easy Wood Tools Ci3-NR (6400NR) Patented Negative Rake Round Replacement Carbide Cutter fits our Easy Start, Mini & Mid-Size Finishers and Full & Pro-Size Hollower Woodturning Tools
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Kit includes 1 each, 2" x 2" Soft Touch Micro Mesh Pads in the following grits;
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Use on plastic or resin impregnated pen blanks
Works great on surfaces that include stabilized woods, acrylics & solid surface materials.
Pads are colored coded with foam backing for easy grit identification.
General rule for epoxy coverage There is a general rule to help you understand how much epoxy you need. For coating epoxies, one mixed gallon (half a gallon each of resin and hardener) will cover twelve square feet at a thickness of 1/8 of an inch.
Epoxy resins are typically about three times stronger than the next strongest resin type. Epoxy adheres to Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Aramid (Kevlar), very well and forms a virtually leak- proof barrier. Epoxy also adheres to older epoxy and most materials quite well.
Because it is applied in thin layers, more catalyst is added to provide heat for curing. For this reason, fiberglass laminating resin is not recommended for thick section casting. The excess heat buildup in a thicker portion of resin liable to crack or cause other issues.
Hi Jan, you may want to consider using the Alumilite Amazing clear cast epoxy resin. It can be found in our shop here: https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/resin/alumilite It is considered FDA food safe once fully cured.