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    occitan cross

    I've been asked to make some "occitan cross" by a family member. It's a symbol of a part of the French south. I started by designing a cross on CAMBAM. My idea was to make a plate, 20cmX20cm (8"X8") and 10mm thick (3/8"). I did a test on a 5mm (3/16") plywood.


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    My goal is to cast it. Not this model, it was just a trial, this plywood isn't good , I may try with mdf ( even if I don't like it much, it kills the bits).
    I've six months to cast it, no rush here.
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    Looks interesting. Should make for a good looking casting.
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    photo is screwed....But i did get a chance to see it. I have an idea... I wonder if you could pour hot wax in that channel and as it sets up, dunk the whole thing in ice water. The wax would lift out, and then it's off to shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagboy69 View Post
    photo is screwed....But i did get a chance to see it. I have an idea... I wonder if you could pour hot wax in that channel and as it sets up, dunk the whole thing in ice water. The wax would lift out, and then it's off to shell.
    Not a bad idea at all! I may use plaster though, I'm more used to it and besides, I've no wax.
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    Have you ever tried pouring a block of Pop and then driving that cnc over it? That would be better for wax work.. Ya soak it in water first and the wax won't stick to it. I see no reason why cnc cutting Pop wouldn't work.
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    I know we are all DIY but for something simple like that I would just send it off to http://www.villageimpressions.com/in...s/Page1091.htm make sure they know it is a foundry pattern, I have had nothing but great results, if you add a seperate border, or some additional detail you can get really great pieces without days of work in the pattern shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by HT1 View Post
    I know we are all DIY but for something simple like that I would just send it off to http://www.villageimpressions.com/in...s/Page1091.htm make sure they know it is a foundry pattern, I have had nothing but great results, if you add a seperate border, or some additional detail you can get really great pieces without days of work in the pattern shop

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    The guy whose wife runs Village Impressions is a member here, anybody remember his username? Maybe we could get him to chime in on this.

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    http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/showth...-NAVSUP-Plaque

    here is a post where I detailed one of the projects, Pictures are gone if you seriously consider it and ask I will go in and add new pics

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    p.s. here is a pic of a finished plaque https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...df&oe=5ABB1EA1

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    Quote Originally Posted by HT1 View Post
    I know we are all DIY but for something simple like that I would just send it off to http://www.villageimpressions.com/in...s/Page1091.htm make sure they know it is a foundry pattern, I have had nothing but great results, if you add a seperate border, or some additional detail you can get really great pieces without days of work in the pattern shop

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    I get your point, I may be sometimes a little too DIYer, because I like to make things or because it's much simpler to fix things by yourself especially when you live here. I will take your advice though and contact a foundry man I know to see if he can give me a quote (or a hand ) for this project. Working with people overseas can be enthusiastic but when you add the shipping costs, the shipping time and the customs (did I say the customs?) it's too much time and money. I keep it in mind because it may be interesting for other projects in the future.
    BTW I remember your project that was a nice plaque, I won't compete
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