This course is an introduction to casting a block with Epoxy Resin and you will produce your very own unique resin work of art. 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.
Perfect for anyone interested in starting to cast resin, bladesmiths and makers wanting a one of a kind material for their next project. 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.
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, I will dress your block for you and post it out once its fully hardened. This is included in the cost of your course.
Alternatively if you want to make a knife with me the block will be prepared into knife handle scales for you.
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 email you 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.
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 (2:00pm to 4:00pm)
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2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)
Great course. Easy to follow. Every step clearly explained. Had a good afternoon learning how to cast resin. Really informative- look forward to doing another course with you soon.
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:So glad to hear you enjoyed the course, many thanks indeed for your kind comments Michael, its massively appreciated. Would be great to see you back in the workshop
A fantastic afternoon spent with David learning the art of resin casting. Really informative and good fun too. We learnt lots and feel really confident about giving it a go ourselves at home. Thank you :-)
Response from Hand forged Yorkshire:Thank you for visiting the workshop it was great to have you attend the course, really pleased you enjoyed it and found it useful. Thank you very much for your kind comments