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Postby martin54 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:49 pm

Thought I better post this after saying that I was happy with the old way of 2 sided machining in another thread :lol: :lol: I've never had a problem but maybe I have just been lucky, any existing 2 sided files will more than likely stay as they are rather than being converted but as I need to learn how to use the new features then any new work will be done with the new 2 sided set up in Aspire V9

This is the first of those jobs, 2 rail sweep for the shape & the thistle model has been reduced in height using the embossing tool, this is pretty much straight off the machine, had a quick rub with a toothbrush but there were next to no fuzzies after cutting, it will be sanded & then the centre part will be filled to a depth of about 2mm with Glasscast Resin which will cover the thistle model & give a smooth bottom surface. The rest of it will probably be varnished to match the glasscast finish.

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Re: octagonal plate

Postby highpockets » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:32 pm

Beautiful job Martin. I really like the design.

I really like the two sided feature although one of my existing double sided jobs is giving me some trouble.
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby scottp55 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:35 pm

LIKING it Martin ! :)
Nice finish off the machine!!
Congrats on a pleasing plate and and good work on the model:)
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby Savannahdan » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:57 pm

I agree with liking the design and found the thistle a nice since I was working on some earlier today. Thank you for posting it.
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby bravesoul » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 am

Very nice Martin, now I guess I will have to learn it too. I was always happy with my way of doing 2 sided prior to this upgrade.

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Re: octagonal plate

Postby dah79 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:10 am

Very nice design Martin! Please post a pic of the finished product.
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby martin54 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:13 am

Thanks for the comments people, yes will post in Gallery when it's finished but that probably won't be for a week or two, got some vinyl sign work to do this week & that's what pays the bills :lol: :lol:

Joe, I was quite Happy doing 2 sided work before this new feature was released. If I have to cut any of my old 2 sided files I will just cut them as they are rather than convert them :lol: :lol:

Any new work however will be done using the new 2 sided feature in Aspire, I just need to get use to using it :lol: :lol: , sure there will be a lot of people glad of the changes :lol: :lol:
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby mezalick » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:27 am

Nice to see some of your work...
Looks great.

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Re: octagonal plate

Postby dwilli9013 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:25 pm

mezalick wrote:Nice to see some of your work...
Looks great.

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Agreed, Very nice representation of your talent Martin. Hoping maybe you will start showcasing a bit more or your work.
Thanks for sharing that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby martin54 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:07 pm

Following on a bit from my original post having cut this on the machine how do I go about finishing it? This is the area that I need to get a handle on, no good producing a reasonable piece of work if your finishing sucks :lol: :lol:
How would the proper woodworkers on the forum go about sanding & sealing this please ??

I intend to use a layer of Glasscast Resin in the bottom which will cover the 3d model & give a flat surface. My original plan was to coat the whole of the plate with Glasscast Resin but the supplier has told me that you need a perfectly flat surface & it won't work on most of that plate shape lol, been told that the viscosity is very low & it will basically just run off.

So how would the experts in finishing go about sanding the whole thing & what would be a good finish to apply to the bottom of the plate & the rim/edges ? Thought a varnish of some sort might be the best option to blend in with the resin layer that is covering the model :lol: :lol:
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Re: octagonal plate

Postby ElevationCreations » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:35 am

Martin, great piece, very creative.

For new techniques I usually do a few sample pieces to test out different methods.

How I would proceed with your desired product
    Sand to 220 grit
    Two coats of dewaxed shellac over the entire project, sanding with 320 in between coats
    Polyurethane or epoxy gloss coat on all areas except for the resin fill area
    Resin fill center last.

Wait 30 days for contact with any food.

If you have a shallow v-groove at the point of intersection of finishes, it will help them blend in better, it will be a barrier to keep your finish from the rest of the plate away from the resin fill area, and likewise help contain the resin when you fill the center.

Looking forward to the finished piece.
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