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#16 cphubert

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

My grandmother used to set items (shells, seaglass, small sand dollars, dried seahorses, etc. ) in lucite and sell them as Cape Cod keychains and paperweights I remember her wetting things out first when setting or aranging in the mold. remember her working fast for set time and no bubbles. 



#17 denduke

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:22 PM

My first attempts....
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#18 mikechell

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:56 PM

Looks like you figured it out.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:27 AM

So how did you keep the resin from deforming the fly?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:53 AM

So how did you keep the resin from deforming the fly?

Yes. That's the question. And what brand resin did you go with.
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#21 steeldrifter

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:06 AM

They look really good denduke.

 

Resin cast flies are pretty cool. I have a couple that sit on a shelf in the mancave that my sister got me many years ago. Always wondered how they did it.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:42 PM

I used the on sale "EasyCast" 50-50 mix. I got the bracelet mold for $3. Used plastic hook boxes for the key chain deals. Problem is takes 24 hours to cure. Then took Dremel tool and sanding cylinder to shape then 180 sand paper then had to "paint" the easycast again to make the marks disappear and wait another day. Sheesh! Gonna use upthe bottles but too time consuming. Like had to wait hour or more for the stuff to start to stiffen to keep flies sinking to bottom, add few more near the top. pilfered my tailwaters/midge fly boxes to get flies small enough to work. The other problem is gotta be ginger to keep bubbles out when mixing and tweezers to work bubbles outa the fly feathers etc. The resin with the hardener drops might set faster likes in video but it was $28. Gotta be better cuz I've seen huge tables, bars with stuff cast in em.
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#23 Piker20

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

I'm going to do a bit more reading then plan to give it a crack in 2019.
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#24 denduke

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 06:35 PM

Get the mold.....
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:26 PM

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The long streamer was in the cuda's mouth
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Gotta figur out how to polish resin casts....
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#26 steeldrifter

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:47 PM

That's a neat way to immortalize a fly that has caught a great fish denduke. For polishing it I bet the same stuff I use for refinishing acrylic aquariums would work. It's called Novus and you can get the kit called Novus 123 https://www.novuspolish.com/

 

That's the stuff I use for polishing tanks after I wet sand them. I just use a small hand orbital buffer with the novus.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:48 PM

Thanks SD....HapDayBday and thanks for your service around this joint!
Next project.
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#28 Henry Denson

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:52 PM

I think youll need a lot more resin!

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:54 PM

Just wire wheel the rust and spray paint add to man cave for tying storage...free!
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:32 AM

Those two pics sum up what family should all be about. I hope my kids and I will be the same as they age.
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