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First complete buckle

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First prototype cast in Pewter :D After a lot of sanding and polishing I'm quite happy with it. The mold needs some work to make it easier to cast with but it looks like I'll be able to run off copies easily enough for people

A gallery of recent fuckups

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This looks ok but actually its reversed, the sticky side shouldnt face this way. Time wasted: 10 minutes to reload plotter and start again

Preparing the buckle for casting

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The plastic that the buckle is made from is very absorbent so I cant just make a mold straight away, it has to be sealed first which means.... lots of spraypainting. Its had about 8 layers of primer and has been sanded after each layer with 320 grit sandpaper, the front now looks like its been …

Goatse belt buckle arrives in the post

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I sent off the .STL file about 5 days ago and it arrived in the post today, hows that for service? Here's the final print and original file for comparison

Shapeways = Teh Awesomes

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I'm getting addicted to Shapeways, for those too lazy to click that link theyre a company that own a load of rapid-prototyping machines (or 3D printers for the dumbasses). They let you upload a 3D object from your pc and in 21 days they send it back to you made in glass, plastic or stainless steel. …