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Epoxy Casting Trends, Tips & Tricks

Fall Trends in Epoxy casting We’ve spotted some inspiring trends in epoxy casting for this autumn. Let’s just start by showing off some creative casting projects and let the pictures speak for themselves. We’ll provide some handy tips and tricks for casting success a little farther down. Key Play Doggone Cute the Frog Prince Spooky …

How Noah Witenstein Balances Art & Nature

Evoking Rivers & Streams with Epoxy Casting Woodworker Noah Witenstein creates beautiful furniture and other works of resin art that play off the natural beauty of wood while keeping ecological concerns at the forefront of his designs. His company is NJW Woodworks in Long Beach, California. Noah was kind enough to share his approach to …

Craobh Woodwork

Bringing New Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber Courtesy of Wessex Resins & Adhesives Craobh Woodwork Ltd. is tucked away in the highlands of Scotland in the small village of Culbokie. Craobh (pronounced kroov) is Gaelic for branch or tree. Founder and artisan Bruce Neill specializes in bespoke timber products from the highest quality, locally sourced …

The Wright Edge

Exotic Wood Masterpieces The Wright Edge custom artisanal woodworking specializes in uniquely gorgeous furnishing and breathtaking art. This Dallas, Texas company had an unusual start. Owner and master craftsman Doc Wright earned a Geology degree with a minor in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and was hired as an oil-industry geologist shortly after graduating. He …

Get Involved

5 Nonprofits to Support on Earth Day It’s a great idea to get involved by supporting environmentally responsible nonprofits in honor of Earth Day 2021 (April 22). Check out our rundown of five excellent organizations focused on various aspects of saving our planet. The brief dossiers below detail the mission, focus, and origins of each …

Celebrate Earth Day with Kids

On Earth Day & Every Day Thursday, April 22 marks the 51st Earth Day, an initiative created to diversify, educate, and advocate for the environment worldwide. This means that kids who were around for the first Earth Day way back in 1970 are now in their fifties. Thanks to this popular program, at least one …

Ventana Surfboards: Functional, Unique Works of Art

Artisanship meets Environmental Ethics Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is a surf shop that combines artisanship with environmental stewardship, resulting in gorgeous, fun-to-surf boards. Their master artisan (and co-founder), Martijn Stiphout, builds high-quality, lightweight, custom, hollow wooden surfboards. Each Ventana surfboard is a unique work of art, an heirloom built to last for generations. At least …

Upcycling Trash to Treasure

Enjoy Handplanes Bodysurfer Ed Lewis is a creator with a humble mission: Saving the planet by upcycling trash into treasure. His brainchild is Enjoy Handplanes. He founded the company in 2010 as a way to keep landfills free of broken surfboards, discarded wetsuits, and production waste while creating fun products that are environmentally responsible. It was …

Cigarette butts & epoxy are riding waves

Ciggy boards a puff of fresh air Sure, upcycling is hot. But who’d have thought you could upcycle old cigarette butts into functional, artistic surfboards? Leave it to industrial designer Taylor Lane to figure out that it can be done, and beautifully. Along with filmmaker Ben Judkins, their commitment to ocean stewardship resulted in an …

Bubble Trouble

Tipping, pouring, & Torching: 3 Great Ways to Prevent Bubbles The main reason for preventing bubbles in epoxy coatings and castings is that bubbles interfere with clarity. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to make sure your epoxy remains bubble-free. Whether your project is in the planning stage, or you’re already frustrated by …