Valentines hearts

Valentines hearts

Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

January 26th, 2013, 6:09 pm #1

Time for seasonal gifts



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Ken Sheen
Ken Sheen

January 26th, 2013, 8:10 pm #2

You did well with those last year. I have been down with a cold but still chippin away at the shop. The saw runs well. the hoses could be a little longer.Nice on the cold days
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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

January 26th, 2013, 10:35 pm #3

Get a few feet of regular 3/8" hoses add them on the pump side it's easy. I run 8' of twin 8' regular. Twin are lighter and don't separate or flop the regular hoses are more flexible and lay on the ground better. My Dad sells them just with the twin because it's simpler to do I don't like it as much.
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Carrie
Carrie

January 31st, 2013, 10:17 am #4

Time for seasonal gifts



Hey Barre

I've just had a fantastic idea for you!

Use one of your wooden hearts to make a heart-shaped fiber glass mold. Lay a small prefect red rose inside and immortalise it by filling the heart mold with clear resin.

I have found that clear resin can bleach natural colours, if you can find a silk rose that looks real so much the better.

What do you think?

Carrie
PS If it's possible to source tiny roses then this could also be scaled down to make pendants.
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Joined: October 26th, 2007, 6:19 pm

January 31st, 2013, 12:45 pm #5

Sounds cool, there are so many things to do and try that's a good one. I think some fish line could suspend the flower in not sure they keep the color cast. It think it needs to be frees dried and the faux coloerd not sure. Some folks electroplated flowers in metal at a jewelry show I was at one time they were beautiful.
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Carrie
Carrie

January 31st, 2013, 4:15 pm #6

I'd advise against using real flowers because of the colour bleaching problem - I've tried it.
However silk flowers are really good these days and if it's not going to be touched it would be difficult to know the difference.

Suspending the flower in the centre of the heart could be done by putting the clear resin in the mold in layers. when the first layer is dry the flower is laid in. You probably know that thick slabs of resin works best when layered anyway.

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