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    My First Feather Casting

    Used Ring-Neck Pheasant feathers. First layer of "Herts" and second layer of "Church Windows".

    Still working on refining my technique of applying the feathers to keep them attached to the tube as well as keeping the top layer from floating in the Polyester resin.

    So far so good!

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    Looking good!

    Looks like a pretty good crop of quail on the front patio this year... Hmm.... Maybe I need to get into this resin casting as well...
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    That looks great, Les. What type of adhesive are you using to stick the feathers to the tube?
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    Absolutely amazing, excellent thats a winner. Wow you got this technique down pat.

    So whats next, minature flowers for the ladies something like lavendar ? Can see a nice mauve background with lavendar flower stalks in the distance or how about some daisy petals. Or autum leaves.

    What about a fishing pen with a few small hooks or a plastic minnow for a nice cigar type pen.

    Man Les you got a good thing going here for some unique pens that will sure add a dimension to a pen display for sales.

    Oh and your photography sure does your work justice.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 07-01-2010 at 02:18 PM. Reason: Add
    cheers

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    Ok, you the man. That right there is the main reason I want to try casting. Nice work. My wife thinks I've gone nuts collecting feathers where ever I go!

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    That is just toooo cool! I'm always amazed by your work and photos Les.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That looks great, Les. What type of adhesive are you using to stick the feathers to the tube?
    Vaughn,

    I'm still working on refining my technique and when I have it down pat I will post a tutorial.

    Les
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    Well then...no choice but to wait till then
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    Just what else can be said about your work. Outstanding as usual.
    Dennis

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    You've got it figured out, for sure. Great casting, finishing and photos.

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