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brendan stemp
11th Sep 2014, 10:07 PM
This is the latest grinder design from my workshop. Redgum and Gumnuts cast in epoxy resin. I use the Crushgrind mechanisms. Finished with 3 coats of diluted NC lacquer. C&C welcomed.

MrFez
11th Sep 2014, 10:57 PM
Magnificent Brendan...

SNAFU11
12th Sep 2014, 06:35 AM
Looks beautiful Brendan...:2tsup:

Mick!!!

chuck1
12th Sep 2014, 07:30 AM
Looks good! Is the resin hard to finish?

artme
12th Sep 2014, 09:34 AM
Great Design Brendan!!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

It's always good to see something different.

Beesncheese
12th Sep 2014, 11:08 AM
Ooh I like that gorgeous !


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WOODbTURNER
12th Sep 2014, 11:10 AM
Love it Brendan

turnerted
12th Sep 2014, 05:31 PM
Nice one Brendan.Saves on resin too.
Do you make any attempt to seal the cut surface of the gumnuts before you apply your finish?
Ted

Allan at Wallan
12th Sep 2014, 05:55 PM
Great result Brendan, that would look great on
anyone's table.:2tsup:


Allan

george mavridis
12th Sep 2014, 11:15 PM
Looks great Brendan. Was the shape of the resin section cut out or dictated by a fault in the timber?

Kidbee
13th Sep 2014, 09:10 AM
The gumnuts embedded in the resin certainly creates a special effect and makes it your signature work.

I would like to give it a go, but worried about health effects and allergy to the chemicals and sanding dust.

How do you stop the resin from sticking to the mould when you are casting it in place?

brendan stemp
13th Sep 2014, 09:34 AM
Looks great Brendan. Was the shape of the resin section cut out or dictated by a fault in the timber?

I made two, so I had one long blank that I then cut in half along a curved line.

brendan stemp
13th Sep 2014, 09:38 AM
The gumnuts embedded in the resin certainly creates a special effect and makes it your signature work.

I would like to give it a go, but worried about health effects and allergy to the chemicals and sanding dust.

How do you stop the resin from sticking to the mould when you are casting it in place?

From my research the dust from the resin, because it is inert, is no more harmful than the dust from timber. I protect myself from both.

The resin sticking to the mould... have a look at my YouTube video; all is explained there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch_videos?more_url=&title=Popular+uploads&index=2&video_ids=gMIwqFDMIhA%2CNLyreMoRoeE%2C7PHwjtgyX3I%2CQ35_TmnrzqY%2C3qWpqmBvprA%2Cv_KTlMwnNpc%2C9-81Cwk9lPg%2CNCrETz4RTyM%2CshXPHpquMzk%2CRj7QJkdycnE%2C1t0LiLmiu9A%2CyxykdOzuB7o&type=0&feature=c4-overview-u

brendan stemp
13th Sep 2014, 09:40 AM
Nice one Brendan.Saves on resin too.
Do you make any attempt to seal the cut surface of the gumnuts before you apply your finish?
Ted

No, I just spray the lot with the lacquer. That seals it all well enough.

brendan stemp
13th Sep 2014, 09:42 AM
Looks good! Is the resin hard to finish?

No, I finish it in the same way I do wood; ie sand to 500 grit and then spray lacquer.

Kidbee
13th Sep 2014, 05:37 PM
From my research the dust from the resin, because it is inert, is no more harmful than the dust from timber. I protect myself from both.

The resin sticking to the mould... have a look at my YouTube video; all is explained there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch_videos?more_url=&title=Popular+uploads&index=2&video_ids=gMIwqFDMIhA%2CNLyreMoRoeE%2C7PHwjtgyX3I%2CQ35_TmnrzqY%2C3qWpqmBvprA%2Cv_KTlMwnNpc%2C9-81Cwk9lPg%2CNCrETz4RTyM%2CshXPHpquMzk%2CRj7QJkdycnE%2C1t0LiLmiu9A%2CyxykdOzuB7o&type=0&feature=c4-overview-u

Thanks. I enjoyed your video and you are a real gentleman for sharing your knowledge.

NeilS
14th Sep 2014, 07:39 PM
This is the latest grinder design from my workshop. Redgum and Gumnuts cast in epoxy resin. I use the Crushgrind mechanisms. Finished with 3 coats of diluted NC lacquer. C&C welcomed.


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Christos
15th Sep 2014, 10:09 AM
I like the idea of an off center piece of wood, also easier to match the grain.

Tim Creeper
15th Sep 2014, 12:12 PM
Yep Brendan, very nice. As far as C&C's go: that was it. Nice.