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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  5:31:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! The scroll work is fabulous! "Wow!" just doesn't seem to cut it here, though.... I'm awed!


Pete
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  6:04:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The details are fabulous!


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/20/2020 :  6:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most satisfactory!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/21/2020 :  06:00:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW!!

That is really looking outstanding all around. The front steps and rails add to it's beauty.

Bob


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kebmo1
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Posted - 12/21/2020 :  2:18:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i think it's time to invent new superlatives, cuz the old ones are sounding trite and too well worn. are there any linguists in the audience?

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/23/2020 :  10:07:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kevin, Pete, Mike, Carl and Bob.

Thank you all!!!



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Guff
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Posted - 12/23/2020 :  7:33:40 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Fred,
OMG says it all. Breathtaking build!


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Terrell
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Posted - 12/24/2020 :  2:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, David!!

I managed to finish the side porch.



I do believe Captain White is watching over this build.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/25/2020 :  12:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Porches and gingerbread galore what a score!


Frank

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Terrell
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  3:33:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Frank!!

I finally got what I needed to make the castings of the scrollwork Monday. I'm using an Alumilite Mini Casting kit. I've used it once before back when I was working on my machine shop, 11 or 12 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. Who am I kidding? I barely remember yesterday like it was yesterday. I let the kit set for a couple of days trying to see if I could think of something else I may want multiple castings of. That thought was leading me nowhere fast. So I decided to go ahead with it. I was concerned, the parts being so small, that the rubber may bleed underneath the parts. So I used some double sided tape to secure them.



I also threw in a broom, figuring maybe I could use more of them somewhere. And if I ever decide to build a broom factory, I'm all set. I also threw in the part on the right, not expecting it to do well, being so thin. Then I poured the rubber.



It says to let the rubber cure for 8-18 hours. I left it for about 22. But when I removed the masters it still seemed a bit tacky. So I let it sit about 22 hours more. You can also see the part I was concerned with (now on the left) doesn't look so hot.

But after pouring the resin it didn't come out half bad. I don't know what I'll use them for but I'm set.



I actually only need one more of the small scrollwork pieces but 11 more of the larger ones. The problem here is trying to mix such a small batch of resin accurately.



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Bernd
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  5:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell,

I'm impressed with how nice they turned out. Looks like about 1oz of part A and 1oz of part B would do it.

Bernd


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  5:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, which rubber are you using?


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Terrell
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  6:45:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, I'm using a 1/4 teaspoon and trying to only use 1/2 of it. Which is still maybe a bit too much. I'm only casting one part at a time now.

It's the silicone rubber that came with the kit, Carl.




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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  7:12:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They look nice Fred. Very thin castings are always harder to do, but with a bit of clean-up, should be fine.
And may I suggest carving some lines on the broom head to represent the straw.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/02/2021 :  05:32:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fred, The castings look GREAT!!

Bob


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