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Also my first litho

Postby Perry » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:12 am

Here is my first attempt at a litho as well. Very impressed at the results. I was unable to find a cheap source of corian (though I am still looking), a recent trip through my local Home Depot in search of a translucent material, brought me to kitchen wares and the polyethylene<sp?> cutting boards. They are white, 0.500" thick and come in a couble of sizes. I milled mine down to 0.250" thick befor I even started. Rough cut with a 0.250" ballmill to a depth of 0.220" and did a finish pass with a 1/16" ball mill with a 15% stepover and cut to a depth of 0.245".
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Here is the original photo of my Uncle. It is approx 4.5x5.0"
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Here is a close up of the litho
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Here is the litho mounted in the gift for my uncle.
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Postby Perry » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:17 am

Here is the rest of the gift. Due to light constraints, it is hard to get a photo of the litho and of the rest of the gift.
My uncle turn 65 recently and has never held a drivers licence, so I made him one complete with photo ID.
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This is a picture of the back of the gift with the battery pack, switch and 6.0volt lightbulb.
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Postby Bill S » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:59 am

Nice work Perry, I like the idea and the thought.

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Postby CRFultz » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:58 am

Hey Perry,
Thats pretty neat 8) ....Nice layout and design....A big drivers license for your first one...I bet he enjoyed that :D


nice work with the litho.....welcome to the" litho cutting obsession group".

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Postby dighsx » Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:40 pm

HAHAHA so you made it Perry, fantastic! That came out really cool looking. I'm sure you're uncle will get a kick out of it.
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Postby js11110 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:17 pm

Vert nice Perry, Welcome to the Club!! :lol:

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Postby Perry » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:02 am

Thanks for the positive responses guys. Having shown a few people this thread has lead to a few more inquiries ($$)
I really love this litho stuff. I also found out that the local dollar rama has got cutting boards for ... $1.00
Even more profit!!!
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Postby drodda » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:36 am

Perry,

Looks great. I like how you put together the package. Once you cut one your hooked. Keep up the great work and keep posting pictures.

Thanks,

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Postby melarky » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:39 pm

Is there any trick to machining these cutting boards? Do you have any problem with melting, or do they machine nicely (I have tried machining plexi and it was a horrible mess, just wondering if I should expect the same from this material)?
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Postby Perry » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:44 am

Hi stewbidasso.
No cutting these boards is actually quite nice. I found a dollar store that offered 10x16x 0.175" for $1.99CDN. I use my vacuum table to hold them in place. The roughing bit (0.250" ballmill) produces chips at 2.5 ips and router spinning about 16000 rpm.
I really do like this medium to do this kind of work on. I recommend giving it a go.
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Postby melarky » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:15 pm

Thanks for the info, I'll have to give this a try this weekend.

I love how we still call them dollar stores when they really don't have anything for just a dollar any more :)

What part of Ontario are you in (I didn't recognize the name). I used to live in Ottawa and Kanata and also all over Quebec (Montreal, Charney/Levi, Brossard, St. Lazar, etc... I also lived in Hull, about 5 minutes from King Edward Street for a few months too). I miss it, I went back with my wife in January for a vacation, it was great.
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Postby LTO » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:42 pm

This is our first Litho, created for an auction benefitting a local childrens clinic. It will be interesting to see what kind of response it generates.

Question; How do you keep a piece of Glacier White Corian clean? Is there a protective coating we shoudl apply? Also a large piece of corian like this, (23 X30") seems rather fragile. I 'm considering how we can protect it, after all there's over 15 hours of machine time here.


I will post better pictures later.

Thanks for any suggestions,
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Postby Bill S » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:56 pm

Hi,

That is an outstanding piece of work, Well done.

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Postby dighsx » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:24 pm

Looks good. How about a piece of plexglass in front of it? You could build thick picture type frame to hold the corain and the plexglass in place.
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Postby CRFultz » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:53 pm

You can clean it with soap and water the same way you clean your counter in your kitchen....
I use dish soap and warm water...pat dry and keep it out of direct sunlight...
a frame will keep it straight but I have had a couple without a frame bow slightly...
I would never put anything in front of the image...to be able to feel a image is IMO the best thing about these...I encourage people to touch it....feel a picture gets alot of wows from folks

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