I had a piece of wood that was soooo punky I just couldn't hold it together, but it is so pretty I just couldn't give up on it. So, I decided to give a try at casting it. I roughed it out as best I could, soaking it with wood hardener as I went. Made a mold out of a plastic container. I put a small container inside (pill bottle) so I would waste as much Alumilite. Poured it and stuck it in my pressure pot for a few hours. Than I did the same with what was left of the lid. Then I turned it. I ended up with this little plastic box! My wife doesn't like the "plastic" look. I haven't made up my mind yet. No matter it was fun.