Testing Resin & Rope

  • Right to left;
    • Top, plain resin, jersey knit, fiberglass
    • Bottom, thick nylon rope, average nylon rope, cotton twine

 

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Screen Project – Process

Process steps for Resin/String Screen Project

  1. Stenciled pattern onto plastic covered board.
  2. Screwed nails into board and added some oil to plastic to prevent resin from sticking.
  3. Ran cotton string through resin and wrapped around the screws.
  4. Waited for resin to cure.
  5. Removed screws

Casting test-mold material study

Did some looking into different ways to make molds for resin casting.  We used a wood board with 1in pockets drilled into the surface with various materials lining the pockets. We chose, from left to right; scotch tape, aluminum foils in two methods, saran wrap, scotch tape with a bolt, silicone mold condisinor, silicone, plastic cup with a dye test.

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Resin Jackrabbit

Few months back I sent a smaller printed Jackrabbit to a friend who made a silicone mold from the object. After acquiring some new resin, I tried a cast with the new resin. The mold picked up everything from the surface of the 3D printed object, hence the ridges and the bubbles are from a lack of tamping when casting.

The new resin I found has worked well, and can be found outside of craft stores. The Famowood Gloss Oil-Based Polyurethane, which is intended for finishing flooring and tables. However, it’s the same components and works with resin dyes meant for craft polyurethane.

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Happy Casting!