Non Polyester Clear Casting Resin

Hi I am interested in using silicon molds for jewelry and other "craft" projects. From reading your site, I learned that this could be done w/o worrying about the resin sticking to the mold if you use a non polyester clear casting resin. Since I am new to this whole arena, I wanted to know where I could purchase such a product. Thank you. MGW

Posted by mgw 10 years ago


Help With Resin

I don't know very much about resin's & need help on what to look for & in detail how to prepare it. What I want to do is fill a small vile with a clear resin & a black ball in the middle.  I tried filling one of these bottles with a two part resin & it nearly shattered from the heat. I tried using a clear hot glue, ether by gun or just melting it in the glass vile, ether way the glue fogged up. I need something like those awards you see on TV, solid acrylic with a face or globe, whatever the object may be, in the middle of the transparent award.

Posted by elkaddalek 2 years ago


resin or other material for sink?

I'd like to try making my own bathroom sink, and I'm wondering what sort of material(s) would resist cracking / chipping / discoloration, and preferably not be poisonous.   My first thought was some sort of cast resin.  Googling "cast resin sinks" will turn up a ton of cool looking products.  Bonus is being able to light it up from the inside.  I'm not sure what sort of resin is used for those products, though. I also considered the "inverse":  sculpting a shape out of wood etc., then layering it with something like Aquaresin with fiberglass reinforcement, and polishing.  Might not be a tough enough surface, but perhaps could be sealed with an epoxy / urethane / what have you. I'm not sure that going fired clay will give me the modern / futuristic look I'm going for... Unless there's a way to have someone apply a glossy ceramic coating to a piece that you bring in. Concrete was considered and discarded - mostly for aesthetic reasons, but also weight.  Really, resin seems the easiest route - but still looking for input from any materials experts out there.

Posted by meeotch 4 years ago


Wire only (no PCB) Speaker in clear resin ball.

So I had an idea to recycle on old speaker into something a bit more aesthetically pleasing.  Firstly I realise this will not improve it in any way   and over heating may be a serious problem but I never use the speakers and want to make this mainly as a novelty item rather than best functionality. What I had in mind was taking the speaker amp apart and resoldering all the components with wire rather than using the pcb, this would then be set in a clear resin ball with volume control, jack, power and cone sticking out. Firstly what would be the best way to prevent all the exposed solder contacting, Hot glue? Next what is the best resin to use, for clear resin I only know of polyester, is this best? If so are there any kinds of mould material that cant be used with this type of resin? Lastly could anyone suggest a way to ensure that all components are completely covered (i dont want any bits sticking just above the surface as it would ruin the look of it.) Thanks for any thoughts!  

Posted by inarranes 5 years ago


2 part resins incompatible with concrete???

While researching patch kits for pebble and resin coating for concrete stairs, one supplier claimed that ONLY their resin would not eat concrete.   Is it true that some resins will eat the concrete? Will fiberglass resin work for this? The pebbles are about 1/8"

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 years ago


Clear resin?

Well, I've finally gotten around to wanting to make some sorta steamycyberpunk device. I'd like to at least partially encase it in some sort of clear resin, to look like glass. Does anybody know of any resin/glue/goop that I could use?

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


What chemicals can eat through resin

Does anyone know what chemicals can eat through resin? My dad gave me a strobe light which the timing was out on but the electronics were incased in resin so I can't access them. Any help would be useful

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago


Resin floor

Has anyone ever done a DIY resin floor? Any advice? A friend of mine is in the early stages of a plan to cover her stairs in resin, with embedded small pieces of tile left over from the kitchen. We're planning to do a lot of small scale testing before we actually do anything permanent, and were just going to start with harware store marine resin. At the moment, the stairs are the bare chipboard left when the gross carpet was removed. It also curves around almost 180°, so there are only a few rectangular stairs. Any tips on the type of resin to use, best way to build a stair sized mould, things that the resin won't stick to, curing time, or any other random advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Mar HK 6 years ago


3d Printer RESIN

Hi, i'm planning on buying a SLA printer, but i want to be sure that i can get a good amount of resin at a fair price, i found some places but since i'm from Bolivia-Latin America, the shipping and buying from Us Europe or Asia it becomes quite expensive, sometimes like +65% to 80% of the product itself. If someone knows a DIY resin, or some good places that doesn't cost as much per L or Galon plz let me know and share it with everyone else. Anyway, thx a lot for reading and take your time, i hope i can get an answer. 

Posted by pablopcb 4 years ago


Best glue to use for papercraft / How to use Resin?

Ok, im working on a new project - hopefull i intend to contract a papercraft model, but then use the papercraft model to cast a resin version. Firstly, i need to know what the best glue is to use on the papercraft section and secondly, ive never used resin, ever. so any help advice on how to use resin, and also where to get it from would be great! ps i am uk based. but will order from else where if its cheap enough.

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago


Glowing wood and resin furniture

Can't get these glowing wood and resin chairs that Bright Woods showed off in Milan recently out of my head. I know that some glowing furniture wouldn't quite work in my house, but I really would love to make something like it. So instead I'm putting it out there to all of you. Please do something with this idea and post it here. Bright Woods’ Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Electrically conductive clear resin or additive?

I'm looking to craft some tiny 2mm buttons for a smartwatch face plate. I've got the design down, but I can't get the screen to register the presses. After some digging I learned enough about touch screens to know why. The buttons are going to be cast in a clear orange resin designed to pick up light from the screen below them. Does anyone know of a clear additive or resin material that can sufficiently conduct electricity over a distance of no more that 5mm? If you have any scraps of clear white or clear orange resin. Try using it as a stylus on a smart phone or tablet. If the screen registers the press, let me know please! Also, first time posting here, so bare with me if I have overlooked any sort of etiquette. 

Posted by rgorman4 3 years ago


Some hints at making stuffed animals and casting resin

I posted a web album that goes through some of the process designing a plush animal and adding resin parts to it. It isn't super though rough, but might be helpful to some. Feel free to ask questions!Mr. Blue's Web Album

Posted by goosezilla 9 years ago


Custom castings

Macaulay foundry is available for short run and one off castings in resin, fiberglass, aluminum, brass and iron. Please check us out at www.themacaulayfoundry.com or see us at www.youtube.com/macaulayman

Posted by macaulayman 10 years ago


Machinable Clear Casting Resin

Hello, Does anyone know of a clear casting resin that when cured is also machinable?  I have an idea for a project that involves encasing objects in resin and then using power tools, milling machines, lathes, etc. to partially expose the object by cutting though it and the casting.  Any thoughts on what resin to use and where it can be purchased? Thanks!

Posted by WaffleM 4 years ago


Using Resin& makeing Mold???

I want to try and use Resin (for the first time ever). What kind of resin should I buy if I'm going to be makeing small pieces that will imitate candy. And how the hell to a make a cheap mold?? :S

Posted by ZiggyRodrigues 11 years ago


resin for large scale pieces...will it work and where to buy?

I've never used resin before, but have ambitions of encasing a number of 'larger' things in resin than the typical 'something in a paperweight'. i'm looking more along the lines of something in a 18in square block. my first question is, what type of resin can be purchased in large quantities affordably (at the craft store a small can was something like $20..i'd need 50 of these) and secondly, will i have to worry about cracking or any other issues the larger i attempt to go (and if so, is there an alternative to resin which is more conducive to what i'm hoping to do)?  *'larger' = typewriter, log, sneakers...

Posted by jeremiah1223 7 years ago


Where to buy polyurethane resin/foam in UK?

Hi guys, Do any UK people know of nice suitable places to purchase the two-part polyurethane resin that mix together for making casts from moulds? Or the polyurethane foam that expands a bit when it cures? There's two places on eBay (TOMPS and another) but at £24 a kg with high postage costs, I was wondering if there's any bricks & mortar places I can pick it up, or other online places to buy the foam? I'm using it to thicken the shell of a Pepakura helmet so there's stuff to sand down. Any pointers please?

Posted by chiok 9 years ago


casting a section of a large sphere in polyester resin

Hello, all.  I bought a nice pendant lamp for my house several months back from one of the local big box stores on clearance.  I only got around to putting it up recently, and when I opened it (yes, I already feel stupid for not having opened it right away to check on it...), the main glass lamp shade was completely shattered! Sadly, the lamp was on clearance because it had been discontinued, and none of the stores in Canada have any of them in stock anywhere, so getting replacement is impossible. I really like the lamp, though, as it matches several of the other lights that my wife and I have purchased, so I figured that I would try my hand at making a replacement shade!  The shade is shaped as follows: it is a section of a sphere 19.5" across (the diameter of the section, not the of the entire sphere), and 5" deep.  A little math (x^2 + y^2 = 2yr) lets me know that the radius of the sphere that this shade is a section of is 12". Here is my plan, and I would like to know if I am crazy or if anyone has a better suggestion.  I am going to try to cast a replacement shade from polyester resin, 1/4" to 3/8" thick.  I was going to make a 2-piece mould from plaster, and use my wood router suspended from a gimbal (on a 12" radius arm) to cut the outer mould.  Similarly, I would suspend a plaster blank from the gimbal over my router (on a 11 5/8" radius arm) to cut the inner mould.  Then I would simply coat the two halves with mould release and pour/pump the resin into the gap between the halves.  I'll tint the resin with some dye to get it the amber colour that I want, then lightly sand to get a smoky translucent finish. My only questions are: 1)  will I be able to get this mould apart without destroying the resin casting, and 2) will polyester resin be strong enough for this kind of casting?  Another option would be to make a wooden mould, but I thought that I might be able to chip away a plaster mould, whereas a wooden mould would be a lot harder to get off of a stuck casting! Thanks!   PS, of course, if this works, I'll post an instructable of it!

Posted by roboguy 4 years ago


Resin table top

Hello, I want to fill my beer bottle cap table in with clear resin and I am wondering how much resin i will need. I have done the math myself but I think I may be wrong. The table is 85"x36"x.25" (has trim up to the cap height) If i did the math correctly I will need 2 gallons of resin. I just want to confirm before I buy $120 worth of resin. The beer bottle caps are roughly 1"x1"x.25" and there are about 2300 of them. so what i did for math was 85x36 = 3060 (x .25) = 765. 765 / 12 = 63.75 square feet 1 gal of resin covers 32 square feet 2 gals needed correct? but then i tried to plug in how much space the caps take up and if i can get away with just 1 gal. so 2300x.25 = 575 square inches 575/12 =47.91 square feet 63.75-47.91 = 15.84 square feet which means 1 gal of resin would be plenty..... am i doing this math correct? thanks for the help!

Posted by IsaacB1 4 years ago


Creating hollow, clear mold. What materials?

I'm trying to create a Metroid from the titular video game series but I'm not sure of which direction I should go. As you can see, the top (i''ll call it the "head") is semi clear but contains a nucleus within it. So far the only method I can think of is with clear resin. Issues though are that I dont know how to leave an empty space for the body to fit within the head and I dont have a pressure pot available. I've never created a mold before and my only experience is clay sculptures. What methods could I use to create this? All I have to work with is my garage and some clay at the moment and although I'm willing to go out and spend some money, I wont be buying something like a $300 pressure pot.

Posted by Koppenhaver 4 years ago


[Video] Mixing Polyester Resin

Mixing Resin InstructableLet me know if that link works for you -- I pushed this earlier this morning. I expected it not to be be populated on the list immediatly, but it's now appearing in my published instructables (instead of just hanging in limbo).In any case, that's a lead in to the next mold/tool making instructable :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


resined Pepakura ODST helmet WIP

The long-expected pepped ODST helmet is here!! along with some other armor designs...

Posted by RC-0720 9 years ago


Resin + a memory stick?

I'm trying to make a memory stick out of a cast of a wedge of lime. I will fill the cast with clear resin and place the memory stick in, and wait for it to harden. When the lime wedge is hard, with the memory stick inside,i plan to cut off the end of the wedge for a lid, so that the male part prodtrudes out when the lid is taken off. Does anyone know how i could cover the end bit of the memory stick so the resin doen't affect it? Also, looking at the lego block instructions, I plan to remove the plastic cover of my memory stick. Will the bare electrics be affected by the resin? If this makes any sense i'd be glad of any ideas! Thank you!

Posted by Nicolaclare7 11 years ago


Ideas on how to make this lamp?

Hey! I'm starting a new project, but don't really know ~where~ to start. Basically I'm trying to make a "crystal formation" style lamp. I want it to be quite large, and look as realistic as possible.  I'll attach some images of the shape I am going for. Anyway, I'm not sure how to start. If I was to use resin style molding, how could I achieve the crystal shape? Or would there be better ways?  I'm an amateur at this, so any advice would be wonderful! How would you guys do it? Thanks.

Posted by cgittins 4 years ago


Need Help Using Resin - Please-

Hello! I just started to make things with resin. I could really use some help. What is the best way to sand rough edges, when do you do that, how is it done? What should I use to seal it and give it a high gloss shine? Any and all tips would be greatly appreciate. Thanks so much!

Posted by bellarachel 9 years ago


Mold for Polyurethane Resin?

Hello, I purchased a Polyurethane Resin mix (Part A/Part B) to create a guitar. I’m wondering though what material I can use to create the Mold? I normally work with Wood, so this is all new and exciting, but oh so confusing. Can I create a mold out of wood and coat it with a silicone spray? Do I need to use some other non-porous material? Any insight would be excellent. Thanks, Rich

Posted by Coda24 8 years ago


Pen blanks

Will M.K.E.be sufficent for the polyesther resin for making pen blanks.i can not find M.K.E.P.locally.

Posted by TerryE39 7 months ago


Xena Armour......starting blocks

Well i'm pretty ambitious in wanting to cosplay a charcter from from favourite tv show Xena : Warrior Princess, no matter how camp and cheesy it is :-P Most of the sewing and basic pieces such as armbands wristbands and the corseted dress are easy enough to do....the difficulty will be in replicating the 'metal armour' especially the breastplate Xena wears...and possibly the  Chakram (that round frizbee like throwing thing :P ) So i've been looking around at different methods trying to get an all round idea of the best way to go about it, keeping in mind i'd want to keep this costume forever if possible (with a $2000 price of a Xena costume from Todd's costumes not being ideal) ...i want authenticity, with the armour being a strong and sturdy as possible with a DIY. Saying that the various instructables for Halo seem to be the way to go: Having seen three awesome tutorials that i could definitely see myself end up using: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halo-ODST-Armor-Helmet-Part-1-of-6-of-ODST-Armo/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Paper-Resin-and-Fiberglass-to-be-the-Maste/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Halo-Armor/?&sort;=ACTIVE&limit;=40&offset;=40 Going the Halo armour route honestly seem the easiest. As while i would love to get as close to authentic metal battle armour as possible....there is time, money, and skills to consider. Also through looking here: http://www.therpf.com/f24/need-help-xena-armor-85017/ I've seen that it might be quite possible to create a two piece mould to cast the items. This would involve making a paper mache cast of my chest...creating the shape of the breast plate onto that....removing the breast plate...probably shaped out of nice sturdy lay (or not). From there.....a  mould could be cast from the breastplate....probably by something simply enough to mould around the front and the back of the breastplate....pressed to take on it's form and shape. One side would have to be done and dried/cured...the the other ensure the shaped of the breast plate is imprinted correctly and that non of the resin will seep through the mould... Now. I would love ideas for methods, materials, best way to paint to cast as i am a total noob just throwing around ideas at this stage. Some questions: Would it be possibly to use some as a finish so that the breastplate and other items actually feel like they are made of metal (never mind that there filled with resin)? How hard and how brittle would the resin be? Is it just like plastic? Will it break easily? If there is say a bit of side spillage when casting the resin, would it be possible to fix, say cut it off? What about the possibility of using Precious Metal Clay? Wouls it be hard/brittle/expensive/breakable? Is there such a think as bendable resin? (say for the armbands and wristbands) Would it be possible to 'coat' (as you might paint) resin onto the clay breastplate and remove it to create a replica? (without the need for a two part mould in this case)

Posted by Mavican 7 years ago


New kayak design, is it good?

Hello everybody! I've moved most of my robotics projects to Let's Make Robots (All LMR are belong to us!) and I'm gonna do some wood-working now! I decided to build a kayak. Why? I dunno, I want to build one, and I always wanted to go kayaking. No I'm not gonna go take lessons (tips/tricks are welcome), I'll train myself. I'm expecting a couple capsizes. LOL. Anyways, I found a program that helps to design kayaks called Kayak Foundry. The software tells me where to put the sheer strip, where the waterline will be, and it also generates the forms to build from. The only problem I have is that this thing will cost $400-$450 to build. Before I invest that kind of money in a possible failure, I need to know if I have a stable design. Below are the cross sections and a model I made in Google Sketchup (gotta love free software!). Take a look at them, I need to know: -Is the design stable -Will it float with a 185lb man in it The software gave me a stability rating of 90 (out of 100, with 40-50 being a racing kayak) Also, there are pictures of data from the software. the red line on the graph is my design, the black line is the target. Also, on the volume distribution curve, the line should be right in the middle (the cockpit or whatever it is called should be in the middle of the boat.) I guess I forgot to save or something. If you can help, please do. I'd rather not spend $400-$450 dollars on an unstable boat that always capsizes. Thanks, Gimmelotsarobots

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 8 years ago


Any ideas on making a fairly realistic Jason mask (Friday the 13th)??

I'm looking to make a realistic, fairly inexpensive Jason (Friday the 13th, hockey mask, machete-wielding badass) mask for my Halloween costume and I need some help. The only affordable masks I'm finding are flimsy plastic ones like the one on the photo below or foam masks that look like they're for a 5 year old. I've seen some pretty good fiberglass ones on ebay (like the one in the second picture I've included), but they run over a $100....and none of them are exactly what I want. So, I want to make one.... I'm thinking I can take one of the cheap plastic ones and alter it....I want to do more than just paint it though. I want to make the mask more rigid and appear more like resin or fiberglass than plastic. So, I need some sort of liquid or putty that looks something like resin to cover the mask in that will make the mask more rigid and still allow me to paint on it. and I'll probably drill some more holes to match the ones in the movie and put leather straps on it. any thoughts? anyone made a Jason mask before that could offer some advice?

Posted by movieguy711 10 years ago


Plastic Resin Casting and Molding advice

Hi I'm making my first plastic resin cast and the mold for it using the tutorial here: http://www.b9robotresource.com/plastic_casting1.htm One difference to that tutorial however is that the object I am making a mold of is something I've make in air-dry modelling clay. I've spent quite a bit of time making the original so bit worried about pouring the silicone for the mold onto the clay object - will it break the clay down or is there some way to prepare the clay (varnish or something?). I've put a test of dried clay in water and it has broken down in five minutes. Can anyone who has done this sort of thing before advise please? Thanks in advance. Garrett

Posted by garrettlynch 7 years ago


Large Scale Mould Making - the Evolution

I'm so excited, I now have + hours of video to cut and share :)Today we:Finished the split standSet the finished plug in the stand and aligned our waterlineBondo'd stand and plug for a flange lineApplied mold release waxSprayed PVA (Poly Vinyl alcohol)Applied a polyester tooling resin with cabosil (A silica thickener) to serve as the inner mold face (outer shape/surface of final product)Applied 4 layers of chopped fiber with polyester resin (took about an hour and we're still a tad bit high - even with good ventilation)Mind you the resin is catalyzed with MEK-P (Methyl Ethyl Keytone Peroxide -- some call it rocket fuel. It will eat the flesh off the bone and then eat the bone.Why am I so excited? Because we finished today and the catalyzed resin was COOK-ING. "Too hot to touch" is about 180 for the average meat human. It's well above too hot to touch - in fact, the radiant heat is a bit much for most meat peoples. And that's with the prescribed 1% catalyst.More information coming soon :) It's going to take 8 hours to capture all that video :PPhoto: Adding more PVA to the pot in the middle of the second coat.

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Help With Creating a Mold for Fiberglass Reproduction

Hi Guys and girls, I am new to fiberglassing. I am working on custom panels on my car. I like to work with clay being artistic and all, I can sculpt out new body panels,diffusers, Spoilers etc. I wanted to make my own panel but not sure how toget a mold created. I am working with OIL BASED clay which does not dry out over time so I would like to keep the clay undamaged from the resins or whatsoever. I want to use fiberglass as my casting. So My question is what can I use to work with my clay? How is the layer process started? What materials what I need? (Easy setup,which Brand Resins with Plenty work Time) This pic is a general idea I have to start Thanks !

Posted by solid25 4 years ago


Becausewecan table for Penny Arcade

Our friends over at Becausewecan just built an awesome Twisp and Catsby conference table with wood and resin inlays for the folks at Penny Arcade. They did a great job - it even glows1 in the dark! Check out the making-of video here: 1 I'm totally taking credit for that one - last time we visited they were doing resin-pouring tests, and I passed along info on glow in the dark pigment powder. We got a sample from TAP plastics last Maker Faire, and this seemed an excellent use!

Posted by canida 9 years ago


print pdf not working

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Traditional-baguettes-by-hand/Traditional-baguettes-by-hand.pdfreturns no pdf and the error 0 PageResult values not setResin Professional 3.0.23 (built Mon, 22 Jan 2007 02:25:17 PST)

Posted by Microbe 9 years ago


Any ideas on how to replicate this mushroom lamp?

Just hoping to gather any suggestions on how I might approach making a replica of this lamp for personal use. The wood and the circuit I think I'll be able to find online, but how would I approach molding translucent colored mushrooms with leds apparently embedded inside? I imagine I might be able to pull it off with resin molding, but would I color the resin with a pigment, or would I just paint the color on? And how would I make molds of mushrooms, anyway? Thanks for any help,  -Gabe

Posted by ghernandez9 5 years ago


Refinishing Optical Media

I was thinking about ways to actually get good data off of a fucked disk. I figured for a permanent solution, instead of grinding the disk down, or filling it in with greasy things, actually reforming the surface of the disk with some clear resin or acrylic. Comments?

Posted by Crash2108 11 years ago


Funky cabinet drawer pulls

Hi, I am in the process of re-doing my kitchen and I have need for about 40 cabinet pulls/knobs. I want something interesting and am leaning towards an existing flat-top pull/knob and affixing 1/2" glass squares to it.  The pull/knob I'm considering is 1/2" wide and 4 3/4" length. Questions: Would Expoxy be the best adhesive? What could I do that would make the pull/knob smooth so that the cracks between the pieces of glass don't cut any fingers?  Is resin a possibility? You Instructable-ites are so smart and creative, I can't imagine getting a more creative answer from anywhere else Help!!

Posted by LStephens2 7 years ago


Help Needed, 3D Printing Via Electroplating

A few years ago I saw a 3D printer that printed using UV reactive resin and a DLP projector and I obviously started thinking about ways to make this for myself. Recently I have been entertaining the idea of repurposing the old CRT technology with phosphors that produce UV light to replace expensive DLP projectors but I couldn't think of an easy way to do that. I was fiddling with various ways of repurposing one of my old CRT monitors when I had a decent idea. Instead of converting electron beams into light to harden resin why don't we harness the electron beams for the purpose of electroplating! Instead of resin we could use an ion solution and build models out of metal! Of course we would still need to replace the phosphors embedded glass screen with a conductive plate to serve as a non-consumable anode. Unfortunately I do not have the time or resources to do this myself so I wanted to post this to the Instructables Community and see If anyone felt this was a worthwhile project.  Please let me know what you think of the idea! I would love to see this turn into an actual project.

Posted by gooeyideas 5 years ago


Does anybody use West System epoxy 105/207?

In my quest for an epoxy/resin that won't yellow when baked for half an hour at 230F, West System 105 resin with 207 clear hardener seems to be the one everybody thinks *might* work.  When I contacted the company, I was told that... "The cured 105/207 should remain clear to 200F. Above 200F to 300F you may see some discoloration. 300 - 400F you will see some discoloration." So I'm in the maybe range.  But seeing as it will cost me around $100 to try it (they don't offer any type of sample size), I'm a bit nervous to buy.  Does anybody here use this epoxy who'd be willing to bake a cured blop in the oven and let me know if it yellows?  I'd really really appreciate it.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 7 years ago


wet scrubber

I am setting up a factory for making vacuum-formed acrylic shower bases reinforced with fiberglass. I will be dealing with resin fumes, microscopic glass fibers (from cutting and handling the fiberglass batts) and larger dust particles of acrylic, fiberglass and cured resin from cutting off the bottoms of these units. I am in China, and the factoryies I have seen merely have fans and blow the stuff outside, with some directing the dusty air over a bit of water that supposedly collects the dust. Being from Canada I cannot accept such a poor solution, but my newly hired employee seems to think that the concept is best. I will be looking into cyclone systems, of which a few posts are made on this site, but can anyone post a fairly simple instructable on how to make a water based system for collecting the dust?

Posted by WHET 7 years ago


Molding is Not My Forte

I am currently working on a future Instructable that involves a lot of molding. Hence, I've discovered that my molding abilities are not up to par. It has been almost twenty-four hours since I poured the clear casting resin and it is still tacky on the top. Is this normal, or did something go horribly, horribly wrong?

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago


Homemade Ferrite - what updates do you seek most?

First a massive thank you for the interest in my project - I certainly was expecting this great response! Some might already know my first tutorial on how to make your own ferrite, here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Ferrite-to-improve-magnetic-fields/ As the muber of followers grow and so the hits on the linked video I was wondering what updates you would most interested in! I want to make some custom pot cores for small HF transformers in the 2-20kHz region. So the question is what new recipe you would like to see... There are several options, all would include some mould making first: Clay as a binder Ceramic as a binder Using some non-hygroscopic salts to melt into the ferrit powder as a binder - all three would require to finnish the parts in a good oven 2K glue or fibreglass resin as a simple dry mix 2K glue or fibreglass resin with vacuum curing to remove all air - this might require special glue as in my experiments resin and glue start boiling long before total vacuum is reached, was thinking of casting resin istead as this would be rated for vacuum preparation From past experiments these are the most likely candidates to result in a good product, if you have other ideas and suggestions post them here. Being a guy that loves to keep things simple and prefering the use of scrap / easy to obtain parts I would obviously love to know where you struggled with your creation of ferrite. I still did not find a good source for rare earth materials in fine powder form to add to the mix but don't think it is an issue as for high performance there are always commercial cores available. Some people asked my what the best was is to make a big toroid core for Rodin coils and other unuasally big cores for transformers. If you are one of them, leave your feedback here as well as the size is only an issue in terms of avoiding cracks during the curing. Let's get the party started! :)

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago


3D printer mod???

I have some ideas for modding a InkJet printer to print in3D. It would print layer on layer on layer ect. This would just be used for small items such as little figures and what not. Some trouble i would have is. What to use to print? Maybe a two part resin?? Or something???? How to get the Printer to move up when so many layers are printed??? The creation of software.

Posted by TheDeadChemist 10 years ago


My gift exchange entry!

My skills include: Sewing, knitting, screenprinting,  somewhat limited electronics, resin casting What I'd like to make for someone: A companion cube! Or some sort of t-shirt. Pretty much anything  I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yep! What I like: Giraffes, portal, zombies, things cast in resin What I don't like: Bugs, creepy things, the music video for the song Bad Romance I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Mmm... I'm thinking nothing! Type of thing I'd love to receive: Anything totally AWESOME! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I have the approval of my parents

Posted by Sunbanks 8 years ago


Glueing Plastic Syringes

Hi. Most of you know the plastic medical syringes  (Terumo is a popular brand).  They are made of a plastic that I have not yet found a glue to work on. Can anyone offer some suggestions? A list I have tried includes Contact cement,  Super glue, Bostic Vinyl cement,  Sil-poxy, Epoxy-Resin 2 part (Araldite) So we are moving into the area of the exotics Many thanks Dave 

Posted by marcwolf 8 years ago


DIY (very) big bubble glass (acrylic or epoxy)

I just love these lamps from Axel De Witte: http://alexdewitte.nl/?p=44 Is it in any way possible to create similar very big bubble glass with either acrylic or epoxy or something similar? I have something in mind of a balloon in the shape I want and then spray painting it with epoxy resin or similar many times and then in the end remove the balloon inside.

Posted by hensor 3 years ago


Powdered glue

Hello, iv been trying to find a type of glue, in powder form, that sets up when exposed to heat, I'd also consider resins, I have some polymorph beads, but that's not going to work for what in doing, otherwise, anyone know a good way to mulch up some glue sticks into a fine powder/dust lol, I tried a pencil sharpener, with poor results lol, any suggestions would be awesome!!

Posted by kalboon 5 years ago


Twitter Mood Light, Bacon Fruit Cups, Maker Faire 2010

  Twitter Mood Light Bacon Fruit Cups Maker Faire 2010 Moisturizer for Eczema Make Your First Robot Mobile Veggie Garden Ear Spa betacup Coffee Cup Challenge WInners Scorpion FX Makeup Elevator Stick Linux-Controlled Sprinkler Quick Resin-Cast Parts Keyless Dorm Entry Tableless Cloth DIY Mouse Trackball  

Posted by randofo 8 years ago