Water Resin!

Firstly my previous breadboard of spaghetti has been “steampunked” if that makes any sense, I wanted it to look completely authentic when I cast it in the resin, luckily it works!

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Closeup view

And from afar

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The resin I purchased from Swiss Composites is a “Wasser Klar” resin which directly translated means “Water Clear”. It has the consistency of thick sugar water, or maybe a little thicker and it mixes beautifully, it is a pleasure to work with, even the smell is quite mild.

I created the mold with cardboard and mixed some resin to close the backs of plugs and tried to close the pot, unfortunately I have no idea if the pot will leak and it will break everything, that would be quite terrible. The circuit took a surprising time to make 😦

I also mixed the resin with the suggested quantities, now we will see if it cures clear and with no cracks, it only raised about 4 degrees in temperature after setting into the mold.

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Looking forward to tomorrow, lets see how it turns out.

*Update*

After 10 hours the resin barely started to jellify, it sure does take a while to cure.

Will check again this evening.

**Update 2**

After 28 or so hours the resin has seemingly hardened but is still slightly tacky.

It also show that it is not set as the temp is a degree higher than ambient.

Resin Temp

Ambient.

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