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Woodcarving

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Wow! No posts here since January. I have been keeping busy though. Recently I have been considering going back and exploring one of my old interests. It's doing hand wood carving. There is a little bit mentioned here in The Ramblin' Dan's Workshop in 2013 . I bought a lot of instructional books back...
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Back to Basics

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Exploring 3D printing for several years has been a good experience for developing skills with FDM (filament style) plastic extrusion printing and with DLP, a projected light style 3D printing using liquid resin. Both methods produce items that are plastic. Using these processes in the foreseeable fu...
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Did I Mention, They Are Hollow?

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The finished smiling owls all polished up and with their pendant jump ring and bails in place. Did I mention they are hollow? If solid it would act like a wrecking ball as the wearer moved around! One feller is laid back to show off the lack of interior mass. They are about 25 MM in height. Sightly ...
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Dawn of a New Silver Casting Era?

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I have been experimenting with 3D printing to make masters for my investment casting. Called "lost wax casting" when the master is wax. The 3D print is a form of plastic. These happy owls are the first reasonable casting. They are thin and hollow. Fresh out of the investment, the black is fire scale...
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Gearing Up

I have been off track, fooling around with 3D printing for about two years. The glitz has worn off but I am definitely not stopping "manufacturing" plastic stuff. There are many good things I have made or actually manufactured from plastic. 3D printing just isn't what I consider an "Art-Craft" I pus...
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