What you need to build your own DIY Kit
Important things to Consider:
First you want to decide on what kind of project you are completing.
Some questions to ask yourself:
- How do I want the project to look when finished?
- What thickness am I pouring my Resin at?
- What tools and accessories do I need to complete this project?
Items you will require
DIY Resin + Wood Board
- One Piece Mold
- Squid Poxy
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5. Template for handle or design feature (Optional):
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- Walrus Oil
8. Applicators to oil your piece with:
- Non-woven Pads
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Where to Begin
Having a clean work area is important. If you are working with resin, having a temperature regulated room is crucial. Different resin brands require different working temperatures. Make sure to read the requirements on your resin container carefully to see its recommendations. If the temperature is too hot you run the risk of 'flash curing' the resin which could give you cracks in your pour or not allow the air bubbles to be released. If you are working in an area that is too cool, you can expect the resin to cure at a slower rate.
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Q: Can I machine and sand the resin just like the wood without damage to my tools?
A: Yes you can!
Q: How do I get the resin to be shiny after I sand it?
A: If you are using an oil finish, your piece won't have a glossy look. In order to achieve high sheen in your resin, you will need to use a lacquer finish from your local hardware store or coat the surface of your project with UV poxy. If you are using the piece to prepare / serve food on make sure to read the label carefully and make sure the product you use is food safe. We recommend Rubio Monocoat Pure or Walrus Oil to finish your project.