Introduction to epoxy resin block casting (afternoon)

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Description

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.

What's included in the price?

Gloves, safety glasses, tools and materials will all be provided but it is recommended to wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty.

Duration

2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
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Venue

Unit 21b Addingford mills, Addingford Lane Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF45bl