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Carl B
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Posted - 06/28/2016 :  9:36:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just catching up Bob- nice work once again!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/29/2016 :  08:45:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, Bill, Ted, Jerry, Dave, and Carl, thanks again for your comments.

Dave, There are tons of carving resins out there, different shapes, hardnesses, densities, working
ease, etc. They are used by prototypers in many areas and sign makers for 3-D signs.
RenShape is a very good one.

They not only carve very well, they have no grain, and they machine well too. You can sand them,
shape them with rotary tools, and I even turn them on a lathe (slow speeds).

The biggest downside is that most of them come in too large a block. The one I use most often
is called "Butterboard" and while I was modeling on commission I was able to afford a large block
that I am still cutting pieces from. Butterboard is about as hard as basswood but carves much easier.
Try googling Butterboard or carving resins.

If you send me your mailing address I'll send you some scraps to play with.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 06/29/2016 :  10:21:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 06/29/2016 :  9:36:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sure is a mighty fine jester on your part Bob'..And I'm sure Dave will really appreciate that very much'..I know I do'...



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 06/29/2016 :  10:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great work, Bob!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/30/2016 :  07:56:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, here's the next addition to Hohn's blacksmith shop.

The hearth is made from styrene brick sheet and that rack on the left side is loaded with tongs
and there are hammers laying around, both added since I took this photo



I have two different sets of flickering LEDs to simulate fire but they are not the effect I was
looking for. I wanted just that deep down hot bed of coals instead of flames. I cut one of
those big google-eyes in half and saved the black disc inside. That left me with a nice
clear half dome which I glued in place in the hearth. Then I applied glue and sprinkled on HO
scale coal being careful to leave some spots uncovered. A wash of light gray was applied to
simulate ash around the edges. Then two small bright orange LEDs were inserted into that clear
dome to simulate the hot coals.



Just a shot in the dark.



Bob




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/30/2016 :  09:31:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hot Dang that looks great, Bob!

Ok, this is just a complete flight of fancy, but imagine that forge animated so that when the blacksmith pumps the belllows the coals glow brighter :)



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/30/2016 :  10:18:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Warms my hearth just looking at it Bob!

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Guff
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Posted - 06/30/2016 :  10:40:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow!!! Great interior work. The fire in the coals is perfect!


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Michael Hohn
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Bob,

I'm looking at your bellows again and noticed that you took the time to inset the horizontal boards into the verticals, which I'm sure is more realistic than simply overlapping them. Really good job on the details, and that's not just hot air.

The hearth is pretty cool also. Again, the brick arch takes extra time but definitely worth the effort.

The fire is really a bright idea.

Mike


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  08:53:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

I'm still making "stuff" for the interior. Here's a couple of shots of a blacksmith's
grinding wheel. The wheel was cut from Butterboard and all the rest is basswood and
wire. The tin cup was made from a small section of styrene tubing.







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Guff
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  09:54:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!!! Super detail for a small piece. You must have great eyesight!
Dave



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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  09:58:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave. Actually the old eyesight is degrading. I cannot do what I used to do. I
sometimes pick up an old piece and see what I did years back and I just shake my head.

Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  10:12:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lookin' HOT to me, Bob!

Smokin!!'

Pete
in MIchigan



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/01/2016 :  4:19:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW THAT IS SUPER HOT'..





Ted

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