Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

This is the place to post images of work produced using Aspire

Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby davemartin88 » Sun May 13, 2018 11:36 am

Finished a couple of projects this week. First picture is a sign for a local music studio, made from HDU and painted with house paints. Turned out well and my first project working with HDU, have another sign for our town office that is finished and waiting to be mounted. I really like working with this material.

Other pictures are of a cookie mold I made that will be used for a local fund raiser. This is a "Springerle" cookie about 4 1/2" square. The preview shows the mold, I forgot to get a picture of the finished product before I gave it to the baker. It's cut from 1/2" thick corian which works well for this application and is easily cleaned. The last picture shows a cookie made from the mold.

Thanks for looking.

honeybee sign.jpg

peachmold5.jpg

cookie.jpg
davemartin88
Vectric Craftsman
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Location: Romney, WV
Model of CNC Machine: CAMMaster Stinger II

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby mikeacg » Sun May 13, 2018 11:48 am

Dave,
I've done quite a few Springerle molds out of Beech but I'm impressed with the detail of the corian! Have to try it!
For those of you not familiar with the cookie, it is very hard (a dunker for sure) so detail doesn't get lost. I have a Springerle rolling pin that works very well but haven't found the time to try cutting one on my SideWinder...
I did a set of 12 Days of Christmas molds a few years back.
SpDOC1-6.jpg

SpDOC6-12.jpg

How much experience do you have with gluing up pieces of corian?
Mike
User avatar
mikeacg
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:53 pm
Location: Newberry, MI
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Stinger, Sidewinder, SB 4x4

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby davemartin88 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:39 pm

Haven’t really done any gluing with Corian, hopefully others will chime in. I know I’ve torn apart some scrap countertops to get material and they looked like they were put together with liquid nail type adhesive.

The baker who asked for the mold said that the key to making her cookies was to have a lot of detail in the mold so there weren’t any big, flat areas. The flat areas have a tendency to bubble. My wife is going to take the Springerle cookie making class that is taught at our local artist Co-op. I’m guessing this will lead to making a few more molds. The baker sell the cookies at the Co-op as well so thinking a few more local themed designs might be fun. Thanks for looking.
davemartin88
Vectric Craftsman
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Location: Romney, WV
Model of CNC Machine: CAMMaster Stinger II

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby ger21 » Sun May 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Corian is normally glued with a special color matched 2 part adhesive, so the seams do not show.

If appearance is not important, epoxy will work fine. Just sand the joining surfaces with some rough (80 grit) sandpaper first.
Gerry
ger21
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 1048
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:59 pm
Location: Shelby Township, MI, USA

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby mikeacg » Sun May 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks for the info Gerry!
User avatar
mikeacg
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:53 pm
Location: Newberry, MI
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Stinger, Sidewinder, SB 4x4

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby davemartin88 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 pm

Thanks Gerry. Where I saw the liquid adhesive was on filler or spacer blocks that were probably done on site as part of the install. I’ve used epoxy on Corian for inlays so makes sense as the best way to go. Thanks again.
davemartin88
Vectric Craftsman
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Location: Romney, WV
Model of CNC Machine: CAMMaster Stinger II

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby Samson » Sun May 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Corian is adhered using color matched epoxy. Any epoxy will work, and to color match it, just sand a piece of Corian of the same color and add the dust to the epoxy. There are dispersed colorants available also.
There's no need to use 80grit, that's really aggressive, and could be noticeable on the end product. Just sand with 220grit, and apply a thin layer of epoxy to both surfaces. I wouldn't suggest the quick cure epoxies since they don't have as good of a final cure strength.
If using epoxy on anything that will directly contact food, be sure to use food safe, FDA CFR 175.300 specification approved epoxy.
Samson
Vectric Craftsman
 
Posts: 226
Joined: Fri May 02, 2014 10:14 pm
Model of CNC Machine: 4x4

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby kp91 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 am

Love springerles cookies.... great memories of Grandma

Thanks for that memory today!
Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA
User avatar
kp91
Vectric Apprentice
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:33 pm
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Model of CNC Machine: Digital Wood Carver

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby highpockets » Mon May 14, 2018 2:25 am

Haven't thought about springerles cookies for ever. I remember my mother getting a springerles cookie roller and making some. They were hard as a rock :lol: :lol: :lol: had to soak them for ever to eat just one. Thank goodness I had good teeth back then :D :D :D

Thanks for the memories....
John
Maker of Chips
User avatar
highpockets
Vectric Wizard
 
Posts: 1652
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:04 pm
Model of CNC Machine: PDJ Pilot Pro

Re: Outdoor Sign & Cookie Mold

Postby dldecker » Fri May 18, 2018 7:09 pm

I have used superglue for joining corian , I have not had any separation problems yet.
Dana Decker
Aspire 8 something
CaMaster Stinger I
dldecker
Vectric Craftsman
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:01 pm
Location: Jacksonville. Florida
Model of CNC Machine: Camaster Stinger 1


Return to Aspire - Gallery

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests