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Breaking the record – Hydroplane Part 2

Breaking the record – Hydroplane Part 2

After a long period of sanding, profiling and cleaning up, David and the team were able to cut, bend, shape and add the outer upper frames to the hull. “I’m a strong believer in that it’s all in the preparation,” explains David. The outer frames were secured using screws and WEST SYSTEM epoxy. The team ... Breaking the record – Hydroplane Part 2 More

How to make Botanical Bookmarks with Bio-Based Epoxy

How to make Botanical Bookmarks with Bio-Based Epoxy

We set our team a challenge! We sent them a bag of Entropy Resins® goodies and asked them to get creative. Find out what they got up to! We follow how Richard Ross designed and created a set of botanical bookmarks. “I wanted to create well cured, bubble-free, clear bookmarks with dried leaves cast inside them,” explains Richard. ... How to make Botanical Bookmarks with Bio-Based Epoxy More

Taking an Oarsome Chance – A lifeline for Young People

Taking an Oarsome Chance – A lifeline for Young People

Credit Photography: Times / Pohle“Young people from Oarsome Chance row a skiff on the waters of Portsmouth Harbour”. Hidden away on the Gosport coastline, Oarsome Chance is giving life-changing opportunities to hundreds of disadvantaged young people. Combining sport with vocational training, the team at Oarsome Chance develops programmes designed for people who are disengaged from ... Taking an Oarsome Chance – A lifeline for Young People More

Our Favourite Nick Zammeti Creations of 2021

Our Favourite Nick Zammeti Creations of 2021

If you’re a regular follower of Epoxycraft, you’ll know we like to feature artist, woodturner, maker, and Youtube star Nick Zammeti and the incredible creations he produces using Entropy Resins epoxy. Nick has set himself some mind-blowing projects over the years, and last year was no different. We can’t wait to see what he has ... Our Favourite Nick Zammeti Creations of 2021 More

WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET Team at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022

WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET Team at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022

The doors open on 26th February 2022 at Farnborough International for a weekend packed with displays, demos, interactive workshops and all the latest kit and gear from the dinghy and watersports world. The WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET teams will be at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show once again this year. Pick up tips on ... WEST SYSTEM and PRO-SET Team at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022 More

How To Make a Decorative Wall Hanging with LEGO® and Epoxy

How To Make a Decorative Wall Hanging with LEGO® and Epoxy

In 2021, our technical guru Hamish Cook set out on an incredible project. Using a variety of tools, Entropy Resins® products, and Lego®, Hamish made a wall hanging that he and his family will adore for years to come. In this walkthrough guide, Hamish details all the equipment he used, alongside step-by-step instructions on how ... How To Make a Decorative Wall Hanging with LEGO® and Epoxy More

Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1

Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1

A British team is taking on the challenge of a lifetime. Breaking the current water speed record in the purpose-built jet hydroplane, Longbow, with a wood structure bonded and coated with Epoxy. Forty-four years ago this November the current holder, Spirit of Australia, set the record at 288mph, then a year later set the current ... Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1 More

Meet the Maker: Fleur En Route Jewelry

Meet the Maker: Fleur En Route Jewelry

Florine from Fleur en Route Jewelry creates handmade jewellery and decor, utilising the nature around her as the centerpieces of her products. As a German who moved to France during the pandemic, the last few years for Florine have been full of navigating and overcoming obstacles. Throughout that time, her business has been going from ... Meet the Maker: Fleur En Route Jewelry More

Building Eider at The Tallship Museum

Building Eider at The Tallship Museum

A British cargo vessel. An Italian ship of mystery. The Tall Ship Museum in Glasgow is home to the iconic Glenlee. In this article, we explore the daily activities at the museum, from owning and maintaining the historic Glenlee, their charitable activities, and the work with their local community, providing support to those in need. ... Building Eider at The Tallship Museum More

Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer

Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer

On a farm, tucked away in the Cotswolds, UK, you wouldn’t think to find a boatbuilder. But that’s where you’ll find Dan Lee, working away on his latest project. In this article, we delve into Dan’s latest build, Gentleman’s Racer, Miss Isle, and discover how he turned a childhood dream into a reality. A wooden ... Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer More

Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs

Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs

Limited to nothing but his own imagination, Kevin Varndell is driven by his passion for carpentry and the ability to create something completely unique in his own design.  Based in East Boldre, The New Forest in the south of England, Kevin has a career spanning 30 years in design and construction under his belt. As ... Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs More

Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Image credit: Emily Harris In the lead up to the summer season, the boatyard services team at Suffolk Yacht Harbour is working around the clock on maintenance and repair jobs, ensuring the incredible boats that come through their doors are ready to go back on the water. Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) is the leading independent ... Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour More

Rainy day projects: How to make your own beautiful coasters with the family

Rainy day projects: How to make your own beautiful coasters with the family

During the UK January lockdown, we set our team a challenge. We sent them a bag of Entropy Resins® goodies and asked them to get creative.  In the next part of this series, Colin Fletcher talks us through how he designed and created his set of metallic coasters with his daughter. “I wanted to produce four coasters ... Rainy day projects: How to make your own beautiful coasters with the family More

Step by Step Tutorial on Turning Your Home Art into Unique Coasters

Step by Step Tutorial on Turning Your Home Art into Unique Coasters

During the UK January lockdown, we set our team a challenge. We sent them a bag of Entropy Resins® goodies and asked them to get creative.  In this article, we highlight the work of Gary Thompson. Gary has been a hobby artist for many years so we knew to expect something incredible from him… and ... Step by Step Tutorial on Turning Your Home Art into Unique Coasters More

An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four

An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four

1 boat. 60 days. 3,800 miles. Four friends are aiming to do something extraordinary. To be the first crew to row non-stop from mainland Europe to mainland South America in a pure class boat. The challenge The normal Atlantic challenge starts in the Canary Islands and finishes in the Caribbean. Instead, Jim, Justin, Rob and ... An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four More

A Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art – With The Resin Reserve

A Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art – With The Resin Reserve

So, you’ve decided to give resin art a try? Congratulations, you have an exciting journey ahead of you. From the very beginning, it can be easy to jump straight in without doing your research. But resin art comes with its own set of challenges and there’s a lot to learn, which can be overwhelming. Not ... A Beginner’s Guide to Resin Art – With The Resin Reserve More

UK Chandleries Open – January 2021

UK Chandleries Open – January 2021

As England, Scotland and Wales enter another lockdown, you may have started work on those home projects. Whether it’s boat maintenance and repairs, a restoration or a brand new build, you’re going to need to stock up on supplies. To help you out, we’ve created a list of Chandleries that have remained open, either in-store ... UK Chandleries Open – January 2021 More

Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy

Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy

You may be surprised to learn that the UK is home to some of the finest gold around. Mark discovered this as a child when his father, Edward, would take him panning for gold. It was here that Mark found his passion and would later go on to train as a Geologist and Goldsmith, Chartered ... Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy More

Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9

Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9

Castagnola Shipyard has launched the elegant, custom-made Heritage 9.9. Able to reach a cruising speed of 34 knots, the 10.91m custom-built luxury yacht is a fine example of what happens when you mix modern CNC with traditional Italian wooden boat building heritage. We were thrilled to speak to Master Shipwright, Gabriele Maestri, to talk about ... Castagnola Launch Heritage 9.9 More

Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts

Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts

What happens when you give Youtuber Nick Zammeti lots of epoxy and bags of Liquorice Allsorts? You get one incredibly funky table! Nick is well-known and loved in the industry for his crazy creations. The woodworker and artist has produced everything from the Tesseract Flux Capacitor inspired by Back to The Future to a floating ... Nick Zammeti Gets Creative with Epoxy and Liquorice Allsorts More

Meet the Maker – The Resin Reserve

Meet the Maker – The Resin Reserve

Resin artist, alchemist, resin-gineer. Kate Ede of The Resin Reserve has always kept us in awe of her marvellous and beautiful creations. Inspired by patterns in nature, Kate is a resin and upcycling artist specialising in furniture and home décor. We were lucky enough to grab some of Kate’s time to discuss her passions, her ... Meet the Maker – The Resin Reserve More

Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy

Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy

The Split Film Festival is one of the oldest film and video festivals in Croatia, showcasing new films and radical works of all styles, themes and genres. The festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020 and the organisers wanted a new trophy design to mark this important event. When Luka Mimica was approached to create ... Creating the 2020 Split Film Festival Trophy More

Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs

Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs

To many a holidaymaker, Turkey is a haven of golden sand beaches, historic landmarks and party towns. However, it’s not just those looking to top up on their tan that are travelling to this beautiful country. Head up to one of the many spectacular mountains and you’ll find a thriving ski and snowboarding industry. In ... Snowboard Enthusiasts Taking On The World With Incredible Designs More

Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design

Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design

Image credit: Alec Smith – https://www.imagemundi.com Craig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero, he says that the industry is rightly under a lot of pressure to change, he’s ready to take the ... Class Xero Combines Coffee and Epoxy in Sustainable Yacht Design More

Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber

Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber

Tucked away in the highlands of Scotland is the small village of Culbokie, home to Craobh Woodwork and artisan Bruce Neill. Specialising in producing bespoke timber products from the highest quality, locally sourced reclaimed timber, Bruce has added a modern twist to his creations – epoxy from the Entropy Resins® range. Originally based in Inverness, ... Bringing a New Lease of Life to Reclaimed Scottish Timber More

Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating

Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating

James McKay has been a creator since his early years. His fascination for creativity guided his interest into art, design and technology during his school years. James went on to study at Camberwell College of Arts before completing a BA (Hons) in Furniture Design at Leeds Beckett University. After finishing University, James jumped at the ... Cheers! Leeds Furniture Maker Creates a Bar Worth Celebrating More

From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry

From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry

Tucked away on the outskirts of Winchester, the most wild and wonderful creations are coming to life thanks to CNC Polystyrene. “We work for pretty much every corner of the entertainment industry,” says Nick Pearce-Everd – Manager at CNC Polystyrene. “We’ve made items for TV, films, media, retail stores and for sculptors and artists.” The ... From London Cafés to The Big Screen. Epoxy in the Entertainment Industry More

Learn from the best – West System International course date announced

Learn from the best – West System International course date announced

If you’re looking to hone your epoxy skills or pick up tips and tricks, then West System International‘s hands-on epoxy workshops are a great place to start. The date for the next workshop is 10th January 2019, so book your place now. The workshops are hosted by West System International’s Technical Support team to share ... Learn from the best – West System International course date announced More