Introduction: Banksia Nut Epoxy Cast

An attempt at casting a Banksia Nut in Epoxy, for cutting into scales.

Step 1: Clean and Wash

Heated in oven to kill all biology (they come from Australia!)

Mechanical clean and high pressure wash. Heated in oven again for 24h to dry completely.

Step 2: Stabilize

Stabilize using a vacuum chamber

Step 3:

Create mould.

In retrospect, do not use wood in a vacuum chamber,...

Step 4: Prepare Epoxy

Step 5: Vacate Epoxy

Vacate the air from the epoxy, and chambers in the nut.

Step 6: Cut Into Scales