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Offline Chris.Botha

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #280 on: July 10, 2010, 04:37:46 AM »
You can make or buy them. The company that provides the fixture and blanks also supplies cad and nc files for making your own blanks as required. The holes are critical to accuracy. I think that at around $3.50 per disk which will results in a $500 to $10 000  piece of jewellery simply buying them is cost effective? but I do understand that some folks, like myself are closely related to Mr Scrooge ;)

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #281 on: July 10, 2010, 05:15:29 AM »
Thanks Chris.
One more, perhaps silly question. What is the best way to remove the wax chippings off the finished work ?. (the tiny bits of wax seem to stick to my stuff).

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« Reply #282 on: July 10, 2010, 05:23:25 AM »
blaster!!!!!!!!! woooooooohoooooooo thats the best thing about this job i get to use a high pressure water blaster to clean the compaction off tiny fine wax cuts!!

see here

http://www.redarrow.com.tw/products-yh170.htm

available in the US rebranded as Mystic at about 4 times the price.

BEWARE, turn it down to its lowest setting, it will split your skin open instantly on its standard setting. (i know this from experience)





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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #283 on: July 10, 2010, 06:44:29 AM »
Thanks again Chris, now I know why some of your wax photos have water droplets on the surface.  ;)
I will look out for one of those blaster's 'second user' (I'm 3rd generation related to Mr Scrooge also).

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« Reply #284 on: July 10, 2010, 07:16:34 AM »
;)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NIB-HIGH-PRESSURE-TEXTILE-CLEANING-WATER-GUN-110V-/230483803918?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35a9e7bf0e

exactly same as product I sent but rebranded NIB 78 bucks :)

PS.. these are used for removing "protein stains" by washing houses..

protein stains?? mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaahh

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #285 on: July 10, 2010, 11:16:25 AM »
Thanks Chris.

Protein stains........ Where I grew up we called them skid marks.  ;D ;D

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #286 on: July 18, 2010, 05:20:36 AM »
Had a chance to poke around with RhinoArt again :)

The Dragon itself was modelled by Colin Creed in Sculptris and 3DCoat. the Ring was Matrix3d and the floral inlays where RhinoArt.

Milling pics to come.









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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #287 on: July 18, 2010, 11:22:33 AM »
Chris,

You never fail to impress me with the work you do......
Keep it up and always enjoy the pics,  :)

RICH

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« Reply #288 on: July 18, 2010, 01:49:18 PM »
Nice one Chris!

Looking forward to the mill pics for sure-

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Re: Gertrude Gets Some!
« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2010, 06:58:19 AM »
Its no secret that my wife does all my milling... And a good job to... and now day she does virtually all my pathing as well.. but.. the layer colors!! for petes sakes!  :roll:

Gotta love a gal that can write a complex multipass multiangle path!

These are masters for a articulated necklet. wil try grab images when its done.