Narwhal Labs: Casting a McRib in Epoxy Resin – TotalBoat

Narwhal Labs: Casting a McRib in Epoxy Resin

Things are never as you might expect when you peek behind the doors of Narwhal Labs, the makerspace that lives inside the TotalBoat HQ. The team there is on a constant search for the ultimate build that will break boundaries, crush the internet and challenge their team’s skill set.  Videographer and maker, “Graz,” is always hungry for lunch, so the team knew when he got excited for the limited appearance of his favorite fast-food sandwich, that they had to devise a way to extend that joy throughout more than just a few weeks or months of McRib joy. Casting the delicious (debatable, yes) McRib in a brick of TotalBoat Epoxy Resin was sure to not only prolong the experience for Graz but make for some tasty, if not entertaining footage of the trials of making this somewhat unusual epoxy casting actually work.  With a dose of Graz’s signature wit and a side of beard hairs and barbeque sauce, the team brought this crazy idea to life in the shape of a full-sized McRib that will live long enough to become a family heirloom for the Graziano’s. 

Dive into today’s wacky video from Narwhal Labs and be sure to follow along on their crazy journey of making, testing, laughing, and sharing the whole experience along the way. Subscribe to the Narwhal Labs YouTube channel, Instagram and enter to win the McRib for yourself (don’t worry Graz made another for himself)


32 responses to “Narwhal Labs: Casting a McRib in Epoxy Resin

  1. Very interesting and entertaining process, who knew! Enter me, looks like a fantastic conversation piece.

  2. I was eating McRibs at the Hauppage Mac Donalds in 75-6
    I used to got get 2 before every Rock band rehearsal….
    When they removed it from the menu, I had to revert to Jack in the Box Super Tacos…..

  3. Well, you guys have found a very cool way to waste a lot of time to create what may be a very rare item that I would love to own. On top of it all I learned a lot about working with thick set epoxy.

  4. That was so funny and enjoyable. I love the way you explain everything, fast forwarding and not spending time watching paint dry….I mean epoxy LOL. You make everything so friendly that I feel like I’m your pal. That was a great tutorial! I just wish I had a pressure pot! Did you make that one from scratch, or did you modify one? Right now I’m just using a torch to get rid of bubbles and hoping to get a pot (“a” pot Not “some” pot Ha Ha. in the future. Thanks again and subscribing.

  5. Soooo, I’m really not sure why I just spent 20 minutes watching that video, but it made me laugh! Y’all are funny! I just wanted to leave a note – I’m not worthy of winning such a fine piece of craftsmanship. 🙂

  6. This is Tantalizing!!! There was a Big Mac encapsulated in resin on display at RISD museum a few years ago. Now for the fries…..

  7. Oh yeah, please enter me. Would love to display it in a manner that will drive the McRib lovers crazy!!! Awesome job!!!

  8. This is awesome. Way better than putting a Twinkie in epoxy. Thanks for the tips. I’m casting some mussel shells for a knife handle- definitely picked up some tips! Oh yeah- and if I win the McRib, well that would be just the icing on the cake…..

  9. I have been wood working all my life. My daughter gave me a wood lathe for my 71st birthday and I have been watching You tube for ideas. Resin casting is exciting. I purchased Total Boat epoxy because a lot of turners use it. Did a few projects but need more ideas. You have shown you have to think outside the box. Can’t wait to try some of the ideas your project inspired

  10. A thing of beauty….never enjoyed the Real McCoy…er McRib but enjoyed the heck out of this loop. Hilarious. Enter me please…..will go into my “trophy case” alongside….well I have no trophies….so it will proudly be the first.

  11. We here at the St. Louis Science Center would love to win this beauty for our nutrition classes. We have a Makerspace that would exhibit the McRib next to the laser cutter collection of engraved competition coins…

  12. interesting. I wonder if the meat, bread, and vegetables will deteriorate over time because of bacteria in them? Be interesting to see 20 or 100 years from now. Then you would have a hollow McRib casting with dust inside. Eek!

    This is my entry to win the “McRib Desk Display”.

  13. What a funny video, you guys are great. We may try and make this for my brother he loves McRibs. He even talked a local bar owner Friend into bringing them on his menu and they named it after my brother LOL.

  14. I hope I’m not too late to enter. And I can save you money if I win since I can drive over and pick it up rather than having you strange fellows mail it.

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