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WWGOA LIVE! November 2019

George Vondriska was joined by Jess Crow, a well-known resin artist, during this months WWGOA LIVE Q&A. Jess discussed different resins and how to choose the right one for your work. She also demonstrated her wave resin technique and, of course, answered questions.

How to Turn a Honeycomb Resin Bowl

I recently had the pleasure of working with a South African resin artist named Ahron Gropper on a long-distance collaboration. After seeing a beautiful bowl he had created that incorporated a synthetic honeycomb element embedded into the bottom of the bowl, I contacted him to see if he would be willing to create a similar…

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Making a Wood Bowl with Resin Accents

There are lots of things to like about bowl turning. It provides pretty fast gratification, offers lots of room for creativity, and requires tools that don’t take up too much space. In this video, we’re going to take bowl creativity one step further. With help from resin expert Jess Crow we’ll be adding a beautiful…

Shop-made Epoxy Mold

There are lots of ways to work with resin. It can be cast, used as a table top decoration or finish, poured as a skim coat to add a decorative element to your projects. Casting resin is easy and, thanks to what we’re about to show you, you can make your own resin molds in…

How to Cast Resin

Have you ever wondered how to cast resin? This is a great way to extend your woodworking skills into another area, as once you know how to cast resin you can incorporate casting resin into a woodworking project, such as the infamous “River Table” design, or you can use the resin as an alternative medium…

Achieving a Mirror-Smooth Finish on Epoxy

If you’ve worked with resin you know that it can be tricky to get a mirror-smooth finish. You’ll see and feel all forms of imperfections including pits, bubbles, waves, and bumps. You’ve seen a smooth finish in resin, however, whether it was in an Instagram photo, video, or a piece that you saw at a…

Pouring Resin Over Edges

Resin on wood is all the rage, and pouring resin over the edges of your project can achieve a beautiful look. This is an artistic technique that has come onto the scene in recent years and has been a top seller at craft shows, makers markets, and online shops. Customers rave about the poured resin…

Making an Ocean Resin Pour

Resin art has risen dramatically in popularity, due in part by the beauty of the ocean resin pour. If you have recently spent any time on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or other social media platforms it is likely that you have seen images of an ocean resin pour, made famous by Alaskan artist and WWGOA contributor…

Using a Metered Cup

Many woodworkers are exploring the use of resin as a way to enhance their projects. One challenge that many resin users have voiced is when it comes to mixing the resin component in the specific ratio that is necessary to produce a solid material after curing. Ratios can be challenging to translate to specific measurements,…

Working with Casting Resin

If you want to get off of the beaten path just a bit in your woodshop, one good way is to explore the possibilities of working with materials other than wood. You’ve seen George work with Antler, brass, and most recently, casting resin. Casting resin opens up worlds of new possibilities because you have the…