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