We are often asked how we learn all the things we do. The answer is by simply doing. Often the practice piece is a sample or something around our place. It's best to figure a new thing out before we use the technique on a customer's project. We wanted to test out a sculpted handrail to see how it held up in the real world. Our house was the perfect test bed. We welded up a sturdy steel rod and fastened it onto the wall (inside the giant hollow tree that doubles as a staircase in our house) Then we began the sculpting process using coloured sculpting epoxy. It looks pretty cool - with the added bonus of the paint not being able to wear through.