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In this article Ben, the author of the YouTube channel “Ben’s Worx” will tell You in detail about the process of making wooden pendant with a sheer and luminous elements.
In the manufacture will involve the minimum amount of tools, so that according to the authors, one could repeat all operations.
— UV epoxy resin
— Luminous sand
Board of camphor Laurel
— Abrasive polishing paste
— Alcohol ink
— Molding epoxy resin
— Cubic silicone mold
— Spray paint, tape, sandpaper.
The tools used by the author.
— UV led flashlight
— Mitre mitre
— Orbital sander
— Belt sanding machine
— Screwdriver, drill, awl
— Silicone Mat
— Hacksaw, carpenter’s vise, brush, knife, tweezers, scissors, marker, pencil.
The process of making.
As a wooden base will serve as the wood of the camphor Laurel. We will also need spray paint for staining the wood black alcohol ink to color the epoxy mixture and the epoxy resin itself. The author used a special slow polymerizing the composition of the molding resin.
Of supporting materials will need a clip for the top of the pendant, ornamental silicone jellyfish and small decorative mushrooms.
First, ordinary hacksaw, the wizard makes the wood two cuts to after to crack a Board in this place and get a rough chiseled edge. He cuts each side about two millimeters deep, using a mitre box.
Then clamp the Board in a vise along the incisions, and takes it on a break. Ready!
The workpiece is trimmed to the desired size.
Now the embossed edge will cover the pigment, in this case black paint. Considering the extremely uneven nature of the surface it is best to resort to using spray paint.
After the paint is completely frozen, the wizard prepares a mixture of UV epoxy and two different glowing powdered formulations.
Then with a brush applied on the relief surface and polymerized in the sun for 15 minutes.
Next, the wizard forms the basis, form to fill. To do this, he lays on the table top with adhesive tape, and puts both halves of the future of the pendant at the desired distance from each other. The larger the distance, the greater the amount of epoxy resin required to fill it.
In case form will leak (which we consider unlikely), it should put a silicone Mat.
The injection molding epoxy resin is mixed in a ratio of 3:1.
Then add the black colorization. This is necessary in order to a dark background to highlight the white jellyfish.
Resin poured into the mold and the billet in this form is left overnight.
The window in the tape had to expand a little.
Now it’s time to place inside a decorative niche of the resulting figures. Mushroom caps, the author painted a vivid red. So they will form a bright spot on a dark background, and at the same time to contrast with the pale mother-of-pearl body of the jellyfish.
Figures are fixed on selected locations of the composite epoxy resin. For polymerization, it is sufficient to Shine the light on her powerful UV flashlight for a minute.
Now poured the final portion of this time, the transparent resin. Then the workpiece is again left to dry overnight.
It is the stage of the final design of the pendant. Here you can give free rein to their imagination. The author opted for a teardrop shape.
Before the workpiece can be subjected to grinding, it is necessary to trim any excess material.
The resulting crop can also be used for decorative purposes or for another pendant.
The primary grinding is done on a belt sanding machine, mounted in a vise. But it can also be a orbital sander.
After the formation of a common, approximate shape, you can proceed to more delicate handling.
It’s time to eliminate these scratches and bumps. First, the author goes on to product more coarse abrasive paper, like 400 grit. After that, he gradually brings grit paper up to 1200 grit.
From dry sanding to wet it goes.
And finally the polishing. The author uses an abrasive polishing paste.
Polishing distributed over the product with a piece of microfiber cloth.
Now the master said awl place at the top of the pendant, where should be a hole under the pin clamp, and drill the hole.
The pendant is ready! Looks impressive, isn’t it?
And in the dark it is well lit!
I thank the author for a master class on how to make a glowing pendant made of wood and epoxy!
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!