A big THANK YOU to @lance_cunningham for his custom order last week. These blanks represent 8 different pours- each color matched to the original blanks. This one is on its way to the state of Washington!
Gotta repost this. Heath makes some beautiful pieces and just launched his website where you can own a unique piece of art. Go check him out!
Well...it’s time to pull the proverbial trigger...my website is live. You can find it at www.heathknuckles.com or www.tastytimber.com; take your pick! Active link available in my BIO. 👆 This sphere is one of the items available for sale, along with a selection of my other finished work, turning blanks, and logo t-shirts. Also, Heath’s Head Gear will be available soon. Hope you all stop by and take a look. Swipe 👈 for additional photos. Thanks so much for your continued support! ❤️ #maker#resinart#tastytimber#hybrid#burl#sphere#salmon#liveedge#alumilite#maple#thankyou#Repost @heath_knuckles with @insta.save.repost • • •
Alumilite Resin and Koa Bottle Opener
Here's is the final product. This piece turned or beautifully. The resin is in stark contrast to the wood and the difference between sap and heart wood adds such a nice touch. I really like the new bottle opener kits I'm using and this piece is sure to go quick at the next show.
The larger mold is a little short so they piece isn't a total square, but the blanks work great. These set up perfectly hard and will make some awesome work. You can see the difference between wood and resin and that difference will only get better with a better shape and good finish.
Over the holiday I did a bunch of resin casting as my resin is starting to kick off. This set of pours was a maple bottle stopper double blank and a koa bottle opener. The pieces are wedged into place so they can't float and then the resin is mixed and poured before they are rushed into the pressure pot. There's only 7 minutes between the two reins mixing and getting under pressure, so it's a relatively fast process. Once in the pot, I'll let them sit overnight to cure. They don't have to sit that long but I was casting these while family was over so I wasn't in a rush to get another cast in.
Bottle Opener Mold
I needed a new mold for resin bottle opener blanks. I use harbor freight cutting boards and stainless steel hardware. Since the boards are hdpe, the resin does not stick to them so there is no need for mold release. The mold is rather simple but works perfectly for it's interned job