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RESIN & PIGMENTS
GlassCast 50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-G50-5GlassCast 50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-GC-5GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

Total £0.00

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Asteroid Coffee Table

This Floating coffee table piece started from some reclaimed larch decking cleaned & laminated together with resin, planed to thickness & carved to shape. Then shou sugi ban(wood burning) to texture & colour, with the wood pigments hand painted on.

Following the wood burning the piece was engulfed in GlassCast 50 in 3 layers to a thickness of 45mm, with a final 3mm top coat poured over with GlassCast 3. Once cured it was followed by final shaping up with grinders, routers & an orbital sander.

With the legs a plug had to be made, which was cast in the AS40 silicone rubber, with inserts being made using the same system as the top; carved & burned out of larch. These then were floated into the silicone mould when casting the GlassCast 50 & a final shaping after demoulding with the same tools.

The final cast was sanded through the grits to 2,000 grade & polished up with the NW1 super cutting compound.

Finally the legs were fixed using epoxy glue combined with 3 epoxy dowels to ensure a robust fixing.

This table is a high-quality bespoke product, with a startling appearance and unique design. The earth crystal inlays give this piece another dimension giving a glow in the dark effect.

Thank you for sharing this incredible work of art with us!

ABOUT SWAMP TABLE MAKER

Producer of original functional art with innovation

Ben works alone, but is supported & complemented by a small group of close confidants including his family and friends. They are major influences in his life and works, often inspiring him to follow different trains of thought and direction in his projects.

His whole life has been interwoven with the materials in his products. He ran through forests as a child stalking on Corlough mountains in Co. Cavan, Ireland, before receiving his education & introduction into the crafting of wood by several gifted tutors of the West Midlands in Sutton Coldfield, UK.

He sailed extensively on wooden boats on the seven seas where he worked as a deck hand....and spent some of his early years as a shipwright in Brighton Marina, becoming familiarised with modern resins, & universal shapes required. In the following 20 years he hacked up lumps of timber as a wood butcher constructing & influencing the skyline of London and elsewhere. Later he took part in numerous tracking expeditions over the years through the wild woods & bushlands of the Zambezi escarpment in Southern Africa on photographic safaris.

His hands & mind were constantly turned to the fashioning of these gifts of nature and so wood plays a big influence in his creativity. Leaving full time construction years ago to pursue his creative interests, it now dominates his work. The design s are now made out of discarded and reclaimed timber in addition to the found materials in still waters. Ben's crafting today is made up of commissions & sale of originals.

He is happy to chat to anyone considering ordering or buying a handmade piece of his unique functional art.

Ben is known for producing 'Swamp Tables' - wood surviving in watery environments such as swamps is usually semi-submerged or totally submerged in still water. As the swamp sustains the life of a tree, so the resin sustains the wood. Working with these materials intrigues Ben as to how they can be used to create abstract images & shapes in every day furniture. Its all about the pursuit of a unique facet or configuration, every piece must have its own story.


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USED IN THIS PROJECT

Want to buy the same materials and equipment used in this tutorial? We've got you!

Please find below a list of all the materials and equipment used in this project, all available to buy right here on the GlassCast website. Shown alongside each product is the approximate quantity used in the tutorial video, to the nearest full pack.

RESIN & PIGMENTS
GlassCast 50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-G50-5GlassCast 50 Clear Epoxy Casting Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg Thumbnail
EP-GC-5GlassCast 3 Clear Epoxy Coating Resin - 5kg£83.95 /kit

Total £0.00

ABOUT SWAMP TABLE MAKER

Producer of original functional art with innovation

Ben works alone, but is supported & complemented by a small group of close confidants including his family and friends. They are major influences in his life and works, often inspiring him to follow different trains of thought and direction in his projects.

His whole life has been interwoven with the materials in his products. He ran through forests as a child stalking on Corlough mountains in Co. Cavan, Ireland, before receiving his education & introduction into the crafting of wood by several gifted tutors of the West Midlands in Sutton Coldfield, UK.

He sailed extensively on wooden boats on the seven seas where he worked as a deck hand....and spent some of his early years as a shipwright in Brighton Marina, becoming familiarised with modern resins, & universal shapes required. In the following 20 years he hacked up lumps of timber as a wood butcher constructing & influencing the skyline of London and elsewhere. Later he took part in numerous tracking expeditions over the years through the wild woods & bushlands of the Zambezi escarpment in Southern Africa on photographic safaris.

His hands & mind were constantly turned to the fashioning of these gifts of nature and so wood plays a big influence in his creativity. Leaving full time construction years ago to pursue his creative interests, it now dominates his work. The design s are now made out of discarded and reclaimed timber in addition to the found materials in still waters. Ben's crafting today is made up of commissions & sale of originals.

He is happy to chat to anyone considering ordering or buying a handmade piece of his unique functional art.

Ben is known for producing 'Swamp Tables' - wood surviving in watery environments such as swamps is usually semi-submerged or totally submerged in still water. As the swamp sustains the life of a tree, so the resin sustains the wood. Working with these materials intrigues Ben as to how they can be used to create abstract images & shapes in every day furniture. Its all about the pursuit of a unique facet or configuration, every piece must have its own story.


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