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Reply #60 - May 9th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
I think lead powder should remain in the same catagory as depleted uranium. Definitely not safe. You can buy small metal bbs in large amounts. Thats the direction Im thinking as far as adding density. Just not with clay.  Im going to be experimenting with different mixes to see if I can get a relatively cheap, easy to use, durable and dense shot. If I find anything decent Ill be sure and post it.
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Reply #61 - May 9th, 2017 at 9:01pm
 
Yeah. Alright. I have a feeling once CA starts selling these some stores are going to be bought out of clay  Grin
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Reply #62 - May 18th, 2017 at 7:12am
 
Sorry for delay currently distracted by new project: building a big delta printer.
http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?29838-Heaven-help-me-I-ve-just-bought-a-d...)

With luck I'll get that done over the weekend and then post the purchase thread for the moulds.

Did I ned another 3d printer ?
No.
Do I need the experience of building one from scratch - yes.
Can a delta printer do stuff that my current cartesian type machines can't ? Oh Yeah !

Will the new printer by really cool to watch running - definitely !

Will it actually work ?
I have no idea lol  But at that price and build volume I just caved in.
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Reply #63 - May 19th, 2017 at 12:59pm
 
Once you start 3d printing a new printer the circle of life will be complete.
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Reply #64 - May 19th, 2017 at 2:15pm
 
Lol only one printed part in this one, and that came with it, but i am reprinting it for better quality.
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Reply #65 - May 21st, 2017 at 11:45pm
 
Question: when we want to harden the clay, would a normal oven work?  Or would we need a kiln?
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Reply #66 - May 22nd, 2017 at 5:01am
 
If you get air-drying you won't need either. My understanding as well is that they're better a bit wet as the water adds mass and weight.
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Reply #67 - May 22nd, 2017 at 5:47am
 
I put mine in the oven at a lowish temp for 45 minutes-1 hour.

Never had the patience to wait for air drying.
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Reply #68 - May 22nd, 2017 at 7:13am
 
The modelling clay I use will harden overnight, I usually put them on a piece of card on top of a radiator.

As far as normal clay goes. No idea never used it  Smiley
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Reply #69 - May 25th, 2017 at 8:38pm
 
Any updates  CA?
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Reply #70 - May 26th, 2017 at 7:04am
 
yeah, back to normal. I'll get the thread up this weekend.

Just printing mods for the delta now.

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Reply #71 - May 26th, 2017 at 11:16am
 
Looking forward to it
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Reply #72 - May 26th, 2017 at 11:18am
 
I live by a man made lake. I wonder if I could find clay along the bank... although, I'm not quite sure what to look for.
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Reply #73 - May 26th, 2017 at 2:52pm
 
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I'm not quite sure what to look for.


Clay  whistle

It's like mud, but smoother and stickier.
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Reply #74 - May 26th, 2017 at 5:44pm
 
Lots of places in the US have clay. Here in Eastern Texas the soil is all clay pretty much. Out west it was very sandy. Pick some up and mess around with it. Clay has a very distinctive feel and you will know right away if it is.
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