|Project by Stoneturner||posted 12-28-2009 05:52 AM||1572 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a perfume atomizer that I made for my daughter’s Christmas Present. It took about eight hours to complete, from the time that I picked out the rock, sawed a piece off of a large rock with my 15” diamond cut off saw. I then brought it inside my shop and I have a 9” diamond tile saw. I then cut the cut off into square rectangles that are about 3/4” square. I epoxied a waste block on each square and drilled the first rectangle for the top with no problems except that I didn’t have a 33/64” drill bit so I used a half inch drill bit and then used the inside copper tube for a drill to get the proper size for the tub to go in. I glued it in with epoxy and set it aside.
I proceeded to do the same with the bottom piece. I got about half way through and it just fell apart. Well thanks for CA glue and alabaster dust. I glued it back together and proceeded to drill I got about 3/4 through and it fell apart again. Well it takes up to two hours to drill the hole through the alabaster. I glued it back together and proceeded to finish the drill through. Then I had to come back and use the tube as a drill to clean the hole from 1/2” to 33/64”. I used the CA glue and the alabaster dust liberally. I then epoxied the copper tube in the hole and waited for it to dry. Next I used the spindle sander to take the edges off the rectangle and proceeded to bring the blocks down to the proper diameter using the correct bushings that tell you what the proper diameter is. I started out with 100 grit sandpaper and go 220, 320, 400 and end with 600 grit sandpaper. Well after much CA glue and alabaster dust the cracks are gone. I then pressed everything together and coated it with three coats of Deft paint
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