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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2015, 06:57:07 PM »
great stuff !! why on earth anyone feels like criticising is quite beyond me
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2015, 07:05:03 PM »
Your not wrong about time taken making stuff. I have to laugh when you hear 'that will be easy to make. It very rarely is. Of course there is a big difference between low volume enthusiast made answers to parts and productionised answers to parts. This has to be recognised. 
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2015, 07:32:29 PM »
Where is the criticism, or did I miss that?
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2015, 08:38:17 PM »
So correct Big Al, I am on the 4th mould for the chain case gaiter. I was lucky enough to find a company that the owner took time to help me design the last mould for the dipping process. Like I said before the Frisky owners understand the time it takes to make these parts.
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2015, 09:24:52 PM »
That takes me back. I used to work, indeed first job, in a chemist suppliers. They held a patent on making pumice stone..... Anyway another thing they did was small mouldings. So once I had cracked my initial task as packer and mail out bod I began to run these automatic machines. I ended up running two injection moulders and one dipper, all automatic. So I would sorts a few parcels, run to the moulding room, check the machines and sort, run back and so on, all day. I bet the dip moulding is much the same process I was in charge of, though not quite as complex as that shown. The problem was that the material had to cure for some weeks before it was fully flexible. To early and fresh, it would shear across the stress points. Now that might be a materials issue. In Chemist products many things have a short life expectancy, as they are more expensive to clean, than replace with another sterile packed new one. So cost was important. Apparently it is the latex, or flexible element of these moulding rubbers, that is significantly more expensive than the bulk of the material. So there is an endless attempt to reduce the latex element to keep the cost down. Not alot of people know dat. 
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 10:54:57 PM »
I have received my sample H&G badges back from having them chrome plated. Painted one with red medical grade epoxy paint. Now to let it cure and then ship to Mr. Meadows for the Frisky approval!!!
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 10:57:32 PM »
That really looks beautiful - well done !
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2015, 12:08:36 AM »
Pewterful!
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2015, 08:21:58 AM »
The badge collectors will be getting excited, too.
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2015, 10:01:45 PM »
Today I finished applying the red epoxy to the 24 Meadows H&G badges. Most likely the only time you will see this man together!
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Re: Pewter Chroming
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2015, 04:46:21 PM »
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