DIY RESIN ART Magnetic Knife Holder (in Halloween colors!)

DIY RESIN ART Magnetic Knife Holder (in Halloween colors!)


hey I’m Jay and I’m Jamie and today
we’re gonna take this metal thing which is a magnet and it holds metal things
this is a huge magnet and you stick knifes to it and we’re gonna make it way
more awesome yeah it’s getting close to Halloween so
we want to do something in the Halloween theme so we’re gonna do some wood and
some black and orange epoxy and I’m gonna try and make it look awesome we’ve
got a bunch of wood up here that we’ve collected from all sorts of different
projects and things we’ve got maple we have Purple Heart that could be really
pretty beautiful Purple Heart walnut there’s mahogany and sapele are they kind of
the same thing some big ol hunk right there this one smells good so we’ve
narrowed it down to our top four choices of wood walnut is just perfect for
everything it’s just so pretty but for the same reason like I kind of don’t
want to use walnut so even if it looks good let’s just like rule it out right away cuz we use it too often okay what about the sapele?
I mean that’s pretty cool I think because it’s gonna be orange the orange
in the wood might not look so good together so nope yeah
maple might be nice mm I mean maybe I think I’m just biased because I really
like this purple heart and purple is a nice Halloween color which is perfect!
the magnetic knife bar is a little under two inches wide so we’re gonna make each
strip of Purple Heart about an inch and an eighth thank you Fibonacci by the way
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there’s a link in the description below we lined up one end of the strip’s with
the end of the knife bar and carefully marked the end in the opposite side we
can then trim off the extra length so they’re all exactly the same size to attach the strips to the metal we’ll
use superglue the resin will eventually help secure these together but for now
this works just fine also it dries really quickly which is
nice a small block of wood on the end helps us align all three pieces the super glue is going to dry pretty
quick but we still clamp it for a little while just to ensure that it stays
aligned and that as much of the surface as possible is tightly together we’ll
leave the clamps on for about 10 minutes and then take them off to make sure
everything stayed together to seal up the beveled edge of the night bar we’re
gonna put a bead of super glue because we don’t want any of the resin leaking
down to the bottom okay this has gone really well so far pretty psyched about
this yeah what we’ve done is created an eighth of an inch channel here and we’re
going to pour some epoxy in there we’re using total billet epoxy total boat 2 2
1 we’ll see how that goes we did run a few tests over the last couple days and
just kind of playing around with the colors and playing with the you know the
blacks and the oranges and kind of see what we wanted to do and we got some
pretty cool results so we’re feeling pretty confident about this it’s
confident as you can be with epoxy we do have a stellar track record of epoxy
pores on this channel if you’ve been following us for a while so I think only
oh we can only go up from here before we can pour epoxy we need to dam
up the sides to do this we’ll use two small pieces of wood and glue them on
each end we’ll cover each one in packing tape because epoxy doesn’t stick to the
tape and it will come off easily I’ll also put a piece of tape on the
sides of our work piece and then trim out the middle section we can then put a
tiny bit of super glue and stick the two together this worked perfectly lastly we’ll flip the piece over and put
a small bead of glue on the bottom of the metal where it meets the wood this
way no epoxy will leak out of there even okay here we go say when stop okay so far so good
or the hardener perfect
perfect pour okay beautiful make bean make bean mix mixing mixed this is
really easy to mix better than the five to one yeah see any swirls okay you stop
I pour this one up to the little line there perfect okay all right now we’re
not gonna scrape the sides of this chart because any of the stuff that’s not
mixed up you might accidentally like scrape it in and then you get weirdness
so we’re gonna be done with this one black for you orange for me this is
actually copper penny but it looks really orange and mixing mixing mixing
it’s so easy to mix I feel good about this mr. president it’s like super easy
to mix it’s really like I don’t have a good feeling about this we’ll start by
pouring black around the edges for the thick core of orange right in the center once we’ve poured up to the edge we’ll
use a stick to mix things around and create the effect we’re going for then the heat gun takes care of any
bubbles and helps mix it up just a little more this turned out so freakin
cool I can’t wait to see when it’s all set and cured so we’re going to let it
set up overnight come back tomorrow and check it out
pretty excited for that should be good really can’t say we weren’t happy with
this it’s basically like a Halloween space nebula it wasn’t quite as flat as
we wanted so we started at 180 grit and sanded until it was flat this gets it
flat pretty quickly but dulls the resin so we then sanded and wet sanded all the
way up to 1,000 grit to bring back the shot next we’ll put a small chamfer on
the edges with a hand plane and some sandpaper finally three coats of oil finish we are so happy with the end result it
mounted easily to the wall and the knives still stick firmly to the magnet
even through the rezident our goal was to take a basic metal thing and make it
more awesome and that was a huge success you’re not magnetic why are you
everybody on are you have you turned into a cyborg knives perhaps maybe
chisels or other things of a metal persuasion and they’ll stick to it and
this is getting ridiculous

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