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Metal Resin Casting: Making a Metal Cabinet Pull or Finial in 30 Minutes or Less

23. April 2018 11:17

By: Scott Grove, Furniture Designer: ScottGrove.com

Why would you spend hours laboring over a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture only to add a piece of store-bought hardware that your neighbor has on his kitchen cabinets? This demonstration is about mold making and cold metal resin casting used to create or reproduce a cabinet pull or finial in just about any form or texture, whether it’s a found object such as a pine cone, a hand-sculpted object, or even your big toe.

For less than five dollars each and in 20 minutes time, you can make your own unique cast object that is durable and has the look and feel of real metal using smooth-on casting products.

This process can help to embellish your work with unique details and avoid chain-store-bought hardware, cabinet pulls, finials, or ornamentation. Adding these accent metal features can be the perfect icing on the cake. No special equipment is required and casting can be easier than baking that cake.

I’ll cover a few basic concepts and show you how to create simple forms out of cold cast resin bronze, brass, or aluminum using Smooth-On mold making materials. You’ll personalize your work even more and take it to the next level.

Join me for "Cold Metal Casting and Reproduction for Furniture Embellishment" on Friday, August 24th from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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