I am wanting to create a wood / resin combo art piece/ center piece. I have a few fallen cedar limbs that have broken ends and i am wanting to fill the broken end with enough resin to create a "gemstone looking growth" that protrudes out of the broken portion but leaves the remainder of the limb unaffected. My questions are:
1) How would you all recommend "enclosing" the limb to create the "mold" to do this?
2) Do you recommend removing the bark from the remainder of the limb before working with it?
3) Is there any pre-treatment of the wood other making sure it is clean, dry, oil and dust free?
4) Once the resin is cured and cut to shape is there an effective way to polish or buff the saw marks out of the resin, and if so how?
Thank you for your time and energy with this matter!
I've cut this thing twice and it's still too small