How to polish Acrylic Ice Cubes

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A photographer friend of mine asked me to make him a few acrylic ice cubes for a product shoot he was going to be doing and I thought ‘no problem, how hard can it be!’Well it was hard. And once the method was worked out, hard turned into slow.This is…

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Bricklane Sign on the CNC.

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  I was in London the other day and visited Brick Lane.  It was fresh in my mind when I needed to do another sample on the CNC router.So a London Street sign it was! I worked from a reference photo from the net and drew up a CAD file.  …

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CNC router test cut

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  I did an interesting routing test with my new CNC router today . It has a 600 X 900mm cutting area, by 70mm high. The object of this test was to go from a printed line drawing to a 3d cut shape. I stared by browsing through a beautiful…

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Black Beard’s curse!

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Here is a little sample of the work I did for the Sky’s Christmas Special last year.I’ll begin with the coffins, there were 9 in total a few in leather and the rest in “lead”.I built both types around a wooden structure. The leather was faux of course. It involved…

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Part 2 of The Making of the Mercury Space Suit Helmet

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After a nice bit of work with the production of Moonfleet for Sky, I’m getting a chance to finish this post! I popped the others out of the mould and naturally they needed a little cleaning up and some filling and sanding. And painting with filler/primer and sanding and painting…

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