Building tips # 3 Making some Mosaik Pins

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by LW, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. LW

    LW New Member

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    First cut a tube in a lengh between maybe 8 to 20 cm. Then flatten both ends and deburring one side.

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    Then cut the inner Tubes or rods or whatever you want inside. I round one side of my rods and roughen
    the surface with sandpaper. Because I'm lazy, I use a drill for this work, but be careful, don’t bent the rods when sanding.

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    Next step is preparing everything for the gluing process. As you can see in the picture some Epoxy, a scale,
    a straw, and black ink (you can use any color you want)
    I strongly recommend disposable gloves and who has a syringe. I do not use the syringe, because it must be
    thrown away after the operation.
    Maybe Brazilviking can help you out if you do not have such thing for the operation… :D

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    I clean all the parts with acetone and mix only the Resin with the black Ink. Because this is 5 Minute Epoxy,
    I will have less time to put the color at the end. After mixing the Ink with the resin, I put exactly the same
    amount of hardener to the mixture. I take a small board with some double sticky tape and place the tube on it.
    That's enough to hold the pipe.

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    Then everything has to go really quick, so I could not take pictures. I use the clear straw and suck the epoxy in it.
    Then I blow it into the tube. Be careful with this step. First only little and then suck each step a little more.
    So you can see the epoxy inside the straw.
    I fill the tube half with the epoxy, the amount of course depends on what you’re putting into the tube.
    Then I puch my rods into the tube, slowly by turning them to the left and the right. But not too slowly,
    because my Epoxy will get hard in a few minutes. If you do this the first time I recommend epoxy which
    hardens only after 20 min. The excess epoxy will leak out of the pipe

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    According to the hardening you can cut the rod and Voila pins are done.

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    I did the same process with brass and has also become very beautiful.

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    I hope that was interesting and helpful for you girls and guys… :D
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!! thanks!
     

  3. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    Where is the building-tip-section?
     
  4. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Love your tips, thank you.
    Zwillie
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Nice tutorial yet again. Thanks for sharing that information. Man, there are so many things to learn! Why didn't anyone ever share any of this stuff in shop class?
     
  6. Danny0663

    Danny0663 New Member

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    Fantastic tutorial LW. Thanks for sharing this, i will try this next time.
     
  7. Snader76

    Snader76 Dysfunctional Member

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  8. Brazilviking

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    It is amazing, LW!!! I've never thought about doing this kind of work!!!!
    Yeah.... I really would use a syringe.....
     
  9. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    It is amazing, LW!!! I've never thought about doing this kind of work!!!!
    Yeah.... I really would use a syringe.....
     
  10. artons

    artons New Member

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    that's GREAT!
    i'll surely try it, thanks for the useful tip
     
  11. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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  12. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    I'm here to follow :) Saved as a PDF for myself.

    If you don't mind I attach it here. Please tell me if you have a problem with this convert and I will remove it.

    View attachment LWs Building Tips 1-3.pdf

    Thanks again for the greatly illustrated know-how!
     
  13. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    thats cool, i will try that for sure.
     
  14. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    this is great, now just for clarification, how to install them properly into a handle?
     
  15. LW

    LW New Member

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  16. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Keep me coming :)

    J
     
  17. EnesK

    EnesK Call me the boss

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    so that's how flicks makes his mosaic pins
    another lesson learnd

    Enes
     
  18. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Awesome!! Thanks verry much for sharing.
     
  19. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    nice work LW
    always appreciate good craftsmanship