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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #30 - May 1st, 2018 at 7:22am
 
No real way to completely eliminate print lines. I tend to do a little filing and quick sanding on the moulds post print. But too much and you've changed the dimensions and I like to get those as close as possible. On the other hand I reckon it makes rolling easier, adds a little grip to the clay.
Although after the first couple the mould has  a fine clay coating anyway so that's taken care of any print lines Smiley 

So what weight of clay are you starting with ?
The two I made ended up bang on 88gms fully dry.
But I have a real issue getting the ends rounded properly. Whether I start with too little or too much clay - still trying to work out, lol
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Reply #31 - May 1st, 2018 at 7:30am
 
I was thinking of hitting it lightly with sandpaper real quick,  it when I went to throw yesterday. It didn't really seem to affect it to much. So I might just leave it like that.  I pulled out my reptile digital scale the other day, but it seems to have died, I am in the middle of getting it replaced.  Add o I haven't been able to measure out the clay yet unfortunately.
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Reply #32 - May 1st, 2018 at 12:28pm
 
I actu5just sent this link to a few people on another forum,  they are interested in getting one. Just a heads up.
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Reply #33 - May 3rd, 2018 at 6:52am
 
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #34 - May 10th, 2018 at 10:50am
 
Currently wondering if a mould with built in dimples, would make a dimpled glande.

I can't see why it wouldn't.
Either directly, or roll a smooth one with standard mould and do one pass through a dimpled one of the same size to create a clay golf cross 'ball'.
Or maybe a shaped dimple stamp.

Currently thinking about how to make the dimpled mould. But I reckon it's worth a try Smiley 

The maths will no doubt make my head hurt !
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Reply #35 - May 10th, 2018 at 10:43pm
 
I think a dimpled mold is doable,  not sure how to write the software for it. But look forward to it definitely.
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Reply #36 - May 27th, 2018 at 1:27pm
 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WDwodyPYsdM I did a quick video on how the roller works. Just don't mind my speaking skills I tend mess up while talking while recording video,  not sure why cuz I have great public speaking skills. But anyway here you go.
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Reply #37 - May 27th, 2018 at 10:47pm
 
Nicely done!  Thanks vet!

@CA: If you don’t beat me to it, I will see if I can come up with a way to auto generate the dimples in a scalable way and send you the code. It’ll be a fun challenge, but it doesn’t sound easy!
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Reply #38 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 7:39am
 
I make the moulds by either reshaping a sphere, or making a flat 2d shape and stretching it.

If you add dimples to the sphere, then you don't get even dimples, some of them will be invariably stretched.
I have no idea if that's a bad thing.
Also openscad always crashes when i try and make the initial dimpled 'golfball' - so I've yet to get beyond that point.

Adding dimples to the final mould file would be more effective, but I suspect the maths to work out how the dimples are place to give even depth hollows is beyond me.

Cool video Ryan - thanks Thumbs Up
Added it to the first post in the thread Smiley
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Reply #39 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 8:21pm
 
Glad I could help. I freaking love that mold.
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Reply #40 - Jun 5th, 2018 at 3:39am
 
I'm gonna have to get one , I just need to figure out if clays gonna be dense enough for my small pouch , I throw stones more than rocks so to say. Before sithmas
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Reply #41 - Jun 5th, 2018 at 10:18pm
 
@Mersa: are you saying you only have one sling?!
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Reply #42 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 3:49am
 
My sling is my first and still the best . I have made many others but I only really use one other sling . So 2
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #43 - Jun 6th, 2018 at 7:48am
 
Well, you could always try hand rolling some clay ammo first to see how it works with your sling. That might help you decide what size roller to buy from CA.
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #44 - Jun 8th, 2018 at 8:37am
 
plus you can always mix some lead shot in the clay.

The air dry modelling clay i use is pretty dense.
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