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Cx5 Sculpting Product

(Originally posted in Dimensional Art Org) I have ordered a sculpting product called Cx5 and Cx5s made by  Adam Beane Industries . I have been aware of it for several years but had no motivation to try it. Now I am wondering if it will be a suitable media for doing the small carvings I have bee...b2ap3_thumbnail_cx5NObanner.jpg
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Use caution if you are interested in this product. Adam Beane has not fulfilled my paid (PayPal) order for over two weeks and has ... Read More
Monday, 15 February 2016 09:37
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Update: Pressure from PayPal has worked and Adam Beane Industries has shipped my order. It has not been received but it is good to... Read More
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 00:24
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I received my Castilene clay order from Sculpture Depot yesterday. It took about three days from when I placed the order.ABI is pr... Read More
Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:11
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Micro Drill Press

I have a customer that contacted me and is interested in a very small but accurate drill press. So am I, as I have been using my Foredom handpiece to chuck small drill bits and make tiny holes in my jewelry work. The Foredom works because I am very careful. However a small drill press would be much ...b2ap3_thumbnail_38128.jpg
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3 Buns in the Oven

I just put three flasks into the kiln. It's been preheated to 300 degrees (f) and the flasks will set in the kiln for three hours at this temperature. This is to permit as much of the wax as possible to liquefy and drain out. Sorta works OK. Then the pan on the bottom is removed (it is there to catc...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06232.jpg
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Rubber Molds on Holds

I did a lot of investigation into using rubber molds to increase my production. I think that process is likely in my future, but the key word here is future. I am being put off by the high entry cost for the necessary equipment compared to the amount of use it will receive at this point. The minimum...b2ap3_thumbnail_inject.png
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Production Increasing

  I whipped up a batch of new silver pendents yesterday. Three were carved on the Taig CNC mill and the heart with the celtic knot was hand carved. The top two are duplicates of what I have made previously. The bottom two are new designs. Actually it takes more than a day to make these, but I c...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06123.jpg
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