Author Topic: Couple Alumilite Blanks  (Read 3927 times)

Offline MoHops

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Independence, MO
    • Hartman Woodworks Blog
Couple Alumilite Blanks
« on: January 22, 2013, 12:30:34 AM »
Well I'm starting to get a hang of this alumilite stuff I think.  Here's two blanks I cast tonight.  Orange and dark gray/black and yellow and black.  Always fun to spin these things down and see just what you have inside!!  Thanks for looking.



Offline Crawdad

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2006
  • Age: 80
  • Location: Greenbrier, Arkansas
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 09:53:56 AM »
Nice going Ryan, man you don't waste time. I haven't been home long enough to think, much less make anything. Sure was good seeing you again buddy. :bigup:

Offline MoHops

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Independence, MO
    • Hartman Woodworks Blog
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 05:43:12 PM »
Well since it only takes a couple of minutes to pour these, I really haven't done much!!  If you look close, you'll notice that these blanks are 2"  Not sure where those are headed!!!   :whistling:


Offline Crawdad

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2006
  • Age: 80
  • Location: Greenbrier, Arkansas
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 07:49:52 AM »
I just noticed this reply & I had never noticed that they were 2". Thanks buddy. I will make it right with you, Those look really fantistic.

Offline Drake Dropper Calls

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 786
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Wausau, WI
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 09:54:39 AM »
They look good bud. Now let the fun begin I know when I started making my own blanks I got caught up in making different color combos that I didn't realize how much I was stocking up. Until my wife asked me why the heck I was making so much. I had enough blanks to keep me busy for quiet a while.
-Phil
www.DrakeDropperCalls.com

"...with God all things are possible."óMark 10-27

Offline Tom Hamilton

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 70
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 11:13:47 AM »
Hi MoHops -

I'm just getting set up to start casting, I finished off my pressure pot yesterday, and it's tight enough to hold pressure all night long.  :2up:

What are you using for molds to make these?  And do you use mold release?

Thanks, all help is appreciated.

Tom

Happily Turning on my Robust S16LB & General 25-200

President of the Badger Woodturners

"There is no failure except in no longer trying. "
~ Elbert Hubbard

Offline MoHops

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Independence, MO
    • Hartman Woodworks Blog
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 11:15:43 AM »
I'm not using pressure.  I'm also casting with Regular Alumilite not the clear.  From my understanding, the regular shrinks enough to use pvc pipe for forms and the clear does not.  I do not use a release agent. 

Offline Tom Hamilton

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 70
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 01:23:33 PM »
Thanks MoHops -

Well they look sweet, I'm looking forward to seeing them turned and polished.
Happily Turning on my Robust S16LB & General 25-200

President of the Badger Woodturners

"There is no failure except in no longer trying. "
~ Elbert Hubbard

Offline MoHops

  • New Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 248
  • Age: 40
  • Location: Independence, MO
    • Hartman Woodworks Blog
Re: Couple Alumilite Blanks
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 01:39:25 PM »
Thanks MoHops -

Well they look sweet, I'm looking forward to seeing them turned and polished.

Here's what the orange/gray one turned out

http://thogamecallsforums.com/index.php/topic,16358.0.html