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Thread: OCPTT-What I have Learned About Flush Setting.

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    Default OCPTT-What I have Learned About Flush Setting.

    Our class project this term, was to make a box with surface decoration, possibly by etching which had been an ongoing tutorial.

    As I am not keen on etching as a process, I opted for roll texturing instead. There was no mention of a lid, so my interpretation was to make a closed box with 21 flush set synthetic stones to represent a die, as a desk toy or paperweight

    It was not that difficult to match the burrs to the stones for a close fitting seat, but much more so to have all the tables at exactly the same level. In my picture you will notice slight differences.

    The pusher used is unusual, made on a course many years back, which allows plenty of pressure with minimal damage to the metal surface. Finally, a burnisher made from a burr with the head removed and held in a universal handle was used to create a bright circle.

    Testing the result with strong adhesive tape for loose stones did not disclose any problems, but when as an experiment, I tried the burnisher in a slow running handpiece, two stones began to vibrate and rotate. They were easily tightened up, but could have caused trouble in the future.

    Silver thickness 1.3mm. Size of cube 25.0mm. Dennis.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails spb1 Box Project Term 3 '16.jpg   spb2 Setting Tool.jpg   spb3 Burnisher for Flush Set Stones.jpg  

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    Oh, Dennis... what a brilliant piece. No gambling with that design at all.
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    That is so neat! Gives me a great gift idea for hubby.. but then for Yatzee I'd have to make 2!
    Sam

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    top job Dennis and a great photograph as usual.

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    Thank you Wallace, Sam and Josef. Why not have a go, Sam?

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    I love it Dennis - and just the right size too

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    Thats fabulous Dennis! You are such a perfectionist and it shows!

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    Wow - superb!


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    Thank you George, Sarah and Jeannette for liking my desk toy. I find perfection rather elusive, Sarah.
    There are others here who manage it better. Regards Dennis.

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    Very nice precise work, Dennis.
    Are you willing to tell us how you made the box?

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