I had ordered some gears and watch mechanisms for Wish and when they arrive they were a bit smaller than I thought they would be, but they were perfect for this.
Epoxy Resin Door Knobs
I ordered some epoxy resin for a table that I was making, it was so much cheaper to buy a large bottle and now I have some left over to play around with. And making door knobs came to mind.
For my moulds I used silicone cup cake trays. I am hopeless at baking and cooking so it was nice to see them used after years in the cupboard. I arrange the gears in the moulds and for my second row I used unicorn Spit stain and glaze and some color pigment.
My epoxy resin is 2:1 so I used 300ml in total which was double what I needed. I had some long brass bolts with nuts on them which worked great. To hold my bolts in place I used chop sticks that I taped together with the bolts in between. It is a good idea to set that up before you start, which I did not do, so it was a mad dash to do it before the epoxy started to set. Mix resin to manufacturers instructions. Don't worry about bubbles--you'll Get the bubbles out later.
This is what my set up looked like in the end. The resin had lots of bubbles in it which is why it looks white. I Removed the bubbles by waving a creme Brulee torch ( Another useless item in my kitchen) quickly over the surface and they all disapeared.
Your resin should look like this after the bubbles are removed. I let them sit for 24 Hours and then just turned the moulds inside out to get the out.
The back of mine had some fine rough edges. I used a sanding block with 320grit to remove them, the front came out perfect.
The unicorn spit door knobs did not work as great as I wanted, because I did not mix it in enough with the resin. But was so impressed with the steampunk door knobs, I just need to make a piece of furniture to go with them.
Besides being door knobs these can have many uses. They would make great hooks for a coat rack, great for hanging up your necklaces and many more.
The possibilities for these door knobs are endless as to what you can add to the resin.
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Really can't cost this because the amount of resin was so small and all the other items I had. And only too 20 minutes to do excluding resin drying time.
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