|Project by Andrew Boyce||posted 03-25-2011 10:15 PM||2499 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Whoa… wait a minute, I know what you are thinking. WTH… this is a woodworking site, whats this?
A little explanation is due.,,
In my ‘spare time’ I am a production manager for a company that makes polyester resin castings here in the UK. One of the projects that I have been working on recently is this… a ships telegraph made of resin for a whisky distillery in Scotland wihch produces ‘Old pulteney’ The brief was, make us 150 units of a back bar display for our whisky as a ships telegraph…
I set about making , in MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard in the UK. Is that what its called in the US?) a pattern for casting.
In the first image is what I made as the prototype. It is made of laminated MDF and is essentially a turning (The big circular part on top) a stem, turned pine, and a base, pine also. It has a paper dial with a piece of perspex in front as a replacement to a glass original.
The whole is stained with a celluluse based woodstain and is lightly covered with a product called ‘fingergold’, a paste supplied to picture framers for gilding
We have just sent them all out on two pallets to the customer…. you are seeing this probably at the same time that they do! If anyone tells you that what you can do with hardboard is limited… think again!
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