Post by darthxanthus on Dec 21, 2013 21:06:57 GMT -5
Ok, well phone app sucks for adding images I guess. So I am willing to let this one go as is for $50. Just looking to clear projects off the bench that I have hanging around.
With the price of brass and bronze it's a steal. Remember, no sound and it is heavy. I am evolving my skill set and tool set piece by piece, but the form of them is nice I believe and I'd hate it to go to waste. Make it a stunt saber or a belt hanger, she will finish off beautifully I feel.
Post by darthxanthus on Dec 22, 2013 10:50:34 GMT -5
Ben has this one, but I have another missing the pommel that I will build a pommel for after the shop who's lathe I was using for they return to business mid January. IA, you have first dibs on it.
After that I hope to have use of their lathe and I believe I will be able to do some more of these solid one piece (plus pommel) hilts with the inner diameter turned to various IDs in different parts of it on order to allow for a reduction in weight in these designs.
For the record I will not be able to touch the price of this one with "finished" or well polished hilts.
This one took a LONG TIME to get to it's shiny perfection, and as they say, time is money.
Right now that one is in the hands of Todd Bixby of the "Southern R2 Builders" and Rebel Legion here in Florida.
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5