Resin filled and carved ostrich egg


#1

Bobby Duke does some pretty neat carving, and he’s now casting his own resin.


#2

:open_mouth:


#3

I was biting my nails waiting for that egg to explode. This is super cool though!


#4

“My egg is pooping resin” :laughing:


#5

Bobby the resin carver
Made some nifty embryos
If you ever saw one
You would even say it glows…


#6

Sorry, you missed the window. It’s tacky to do this before at least Thanksgiving!

(nicely done by the way)


#7

Oh oh! You just got my attention.


#8

I should point out that if you do egg carving - wear a respirator. Calcium carbonate in the eggs are some Mongo bad stuff. Or vent it somewhere


#9

Resin dust is not any better.

Bobby wears a heavy-duty respirator in the video.


#10

You gonna try this Steve?


#11

No, I have no carving experience, just though it was really cool and wanted to share.


#12

super easy. he’s using a high speed handpiece (dental drill) which turn between 100,000 and 300,000 rpm but low torque. Fits comfortably in your hand. I have one and could show it sometime. requires LOTS of air flow.


#13

Okay, so this is more or less what I am wanting to do with a big piece of cholla cactus (sans the carving part). Resin + Lathe + LEDs and Arduino = one (hopefully) cool table lamp pillar. Perhaps with a wee bit of glow-in-the-dark powder mixed in.


#14

I’ll have to take you up on that sometime, thank you for offering Nick! What does a setup like that run?


#15

It used to be expensive since they were actual dental tools but there are several woodworking ones now. I’d say try your Google fu

TurboCarver is one which was $400. Don’t be fooled by cheaper ones- they may only run 10k rpm and because the are very high torque and often shatter the work


#16

I wonder if there’s a market for second-hand dental tools (drills, picks)?

Granted, Bleach is your friend in this scenario.


#17

There is always one table at gun shows that sells old dental equipment.


#18

Time to Google


#19

so far this is looking like the best option and a good price for all that you get.

https://www.amazon.com/Foredom-K-5240-K-5240-Woodcarving/dp/B001C4755Q


#20

Which there is one in Jewelry/small metals, not sure of the model though.