This course is an introduction to casting a block using Epoxy Resin and you will produce your very own unique resin work of art. Perfect for anyone interested in starting to cast resin also bladesmiths and makers wanting a one of a kind material for their next project.
Suitable for turning, arts and crafts and knife making these blocks are as useful as they are pretty.
I am a bladesmith who has made my own handles for years combining live edge wood, pinecones and other materials with resin to create bespoke one of a kind pieces. I will share my knowledge, methods and tips with you to help you make something you will be proud of.
You will get to design your own block from a selection of stabilised live edge woods and pine cones. To help ensure your design is perfect you can choose from over 40 colour options that include pearls, neon's, metallic powders and transparent colours. There is even an option to have your block glow in the dark!
Please note epoxy resin is pressure cast and can take 48 hours to fully cure. Once it is fully hardened I will demould your block for you and post it out, this is included in the cost of your course. Should you wish to use your block as a display piece there is an optional service I offer where I will finish and polish your block for you for £10.
You can even make your own block and then use it on my kitchen knife course as a handle for your own handmade chef's knife.
This Course Covers -
* Explanation of the resin being used, how to measure and mix the epoxy
* How to design your block, covering choice of materials and colours
* Setting your mould up for a pour
* Making you own unique resin block
* How to cut and finish your resin block
* I will provide you with a fact sheet from the day for reference
This course is up to 2 hours
You must be 18 to take part in this experience.
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring plenty to drink as there is no drinking water available on site. This course takes place in my workshop which is a manufacturing environment.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Gloves, safety glasses, tools and materials will all be provided but it is recommended to wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty.
2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)
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2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Great expert advice from David, friendly and professional.
Had lots of resources to share so that you could get started with your own projects at home, and also allows you to try out different ideas in the work shop which I appreciated.
Cant wait to see how the project turns out!
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:Really appreciate your kind review Amy, thank you very much indeed. Your project turned out brilliantly!!
Had my first resin course this morning with Dave. Couldn’t of asked for any more, Dave was so friendly, explained every so clear and even had everything wrote down too for me to take home . He literally went above and beyond in my expectations of the course and even explained and gave me tips for my own resin project thoughts. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and learn more that I expected. Excellent, thanks Dave , loved it!!
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:Many thanks for your very kind review Helen, really apricate it. It was great to meet you and you did a brilliant job with your casting well done. I'm very happy you enjoyed the course and it exceeded your expectations, best of luck with any future projects!!
I would recommend this course to anyone who is wanting to learn about epoxy resin and what you can actually do with this material.
Fantastic morning learnt loads and had fun! Dave is a very good teacher and clear with his methods
well worth the money
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:Massively appreciate the kind review Chelcee, was awesome to have yourself and Kelly in the workshop. Really enjoyed the session and cant wait to see what you both do with the blocks you've made!!
I had a fantastic half day with David, I have learned about epoxy resin block casting, and created my own project.
David was an excellent mentor, he was happy to share his skills and knowledge which I was grateful for.
During our sessions I have asked David (many😇) questions and he patiently answered them all.
He was very pleasant to work with and I would happily recommend his course to anyone who wishes to learn how to use epoxy resin block casting.
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:Very kind of you to leave such a nice review Liza, it was great to meet you, I really enjoyed the class and wish you every success with your future resin projects