Sharing a success story here. Recently read about Bamboo Composites. I experimented with this. I used 2:1 ratio of the Alumlite Deep Pour. I set up the mold and laid out a form filled with thin short bamboo strips in layers and laid 20 to 30 degrees in offset from layer to layer. I filled a 2 inch dia cylinder 1 3/4 inch deep. Poured the mixed ratios of the Deep Pour into the form and placed a weight at the top of the project to prevent the bamboo from floating. I waited 30 mins to allow air bubbles or air pockets to fill in and then set an oven to 170 degrees F. I placed the project in a 2 inch deep aluminum baking pan that I use for all my epoxy projects and placed that all into the oven. Four hours later, the 2 ounce mixture was cured to a hardness that I could use a wood file on to perfect the shape. I was very pleased with the results of heat curing. 4 hours verses 2 or 3 days of waiting. I hope my results from this experiment have helped anyone wishing to accelerate their cure time. This worked for me. I hope it works you all of you as well.
Last Edit: Jun 23, 2023 18:22:52 GMT -5 by chriswebb: Missed a incremental measurement of the baking pan
Chris, appreciate the feedback and detail! You can use heat in some instances like this where you have a slower curing resin, but trial & error is needed like you did. In contrast, we have had some users of our resins over the years use a freezer to slow down the curing process to prevent overheating when casting larger pours. Thanks for sharing!