Intro: Epoxy Resin Steampunk Door Knobs
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.
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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