Introduction: Epoxy Resin Steampunk Door Knobs

About: I enjoy repurposing and restoring old furniture and making woodwork projects that are not seen every day. I make most of my projects using wood that is either, recycled,reclaimed and love to repurpose and rest…

I ordered some epoxy resin for a table that I was making, it was so much cheaper to buy a large bottle and now I have some left over to play around with. And making door knobs came to mind.

Step 1: Materials Needed

I had ordered some gears and watch mechanisms for Wish and when they arrive they were a bit smaller than I thought they would be, but they were perfect for this.

Step 2: Silicone Moulds

For my moulds I used silicone cup cake trays. I am hopeless at baking and cooking so it was nice to see them used after years in the cupboard. I arrange the gears in the moulds and for my second row I used unicorn Spit stain and glaze and some color pigment.

Step 3: Pour Resin

My epoxy resin is 2:1 so I used 300ml in total which was double what I needed. I had some long brass bolts with nuts on them which worked great. To hold my bolts in place I used chop sticks that I taped together with the bolts in between. It is a good idea to set that up before you start, which I did not do, so it was a mad dash to do it before the epoxy started to set. Mix resin to manufacturers instructions.

Step 4:

This is what my set up looked like in the end. The resin had lots of bubbles in it which is why it looks white. I removed them by waving a creme Brulee torch ( Another useless item in my kitchen) quickly over the surface and they all disapeared. Your resin should look like this after the bubbles are removed. I let them sit for 24 Hours and then just turned the moulds inside out to get the out.

Step 5: Remove Rough Edges

The back of mine had some fine rough edges. I used a sanding block with 320grit to remove them, the front came out perfect.

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