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Reply #15 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 3:12pm
 
Would be interested to see more details in a video! What is the mold material?
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Reply #16 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 4:22pm
 
sorry folks -been tinkering with the file.

Settings are now as good as I can get them for hinge placement.
Last three have no discernible gaps once assembled.
40mm skull mould is available for ordering.
At some point I'll work out why I can't resize it without things going all to hell - actually, the last tweak I made to the glande mould about 10 mins ago - could be the culprit - we'll see.
But for me it's the ideal size anyway Smiley
I might make it in 30 and 50mm.
Any smaller or larger would seem daft.
Although a 20-25mm one would make great sling shot/catapult ammo Smiley
Given that the metal hinges are 40mm wide - smaller moulds will look pretty strange anyway.

I could spend a bunch of time  fiddling around and maybe save a few grams  - but Honestly, who cares lol

The first test mould (50x30) is now out in the wild and I will be hassling cairo till he makes  a bunch of glandes and sends me pictures Smiley

Vetryan - your's will start printing overnight.
Going to be a 60x30

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The body of the moulds are made from PLA (polylactic acid) this is an enviromentally friendly bioplastic. Made from renewable vegetable matter - cornstarch mainly.
While strong and durable it is also biodegradable - in the right conditions: IE: a hot compost heap. 
Hinges and bolts are made from stainless steel.
No petrochemicals used.

Moulds are washable, but not necessarily 100% watertight.
So drain well after washing.

I'll get pics and usage video up as soon as cairo's given it a thorough testing.
I never managed to break the original printed hinges - so I need someone a bit more heavy handed to do the thorough testing Wink 

Short of the actual mould breaking - and I'm printing these with settings that take a lot longer than my usual settings and are a lot stronger - I don't foresee any issues.

But, unforeseen issues apart - they are ready to be released into the wild Smiley

I'll sort pricing out shortly.
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Re: MK2 Hinged Glande mould
Reply #17 - Feb 10th, 2020 at 5:50pm
 
Great. Let me know shipping price. Will be setting up paypal this week. I can always make another video if how to use it. Once our snow melts, i can go outside and dig up some clay. Unfortunately the last 3 days we had 10 inches of sniw drop on us, so it might be a bit.
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Reply #18 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 6:35am
 
snow glandes Smiley
get them really dense and leave outside to freeze !

We had about half an inch of snow fall yesterday afternoon. Was gone by evening.
That could be it for this year !

So, when are you going to make an igloo ?
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Reply #19 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 4:41pm
 
Okay despite battling a Storm toppled tree, Cairo (yes that is his actual name - I'm looking forward to meeting his dad) had  a quick go with his new mould.

Now I have explained the use of the trim stick - but I don't think it registered Smiley
So the bumps and seams can easily and quickly be removed. Also a quick 90 degree turn and squeeze smooths them out even more.
I'll do a video Smiley

But still, I think this is definitely evidence that the moulds are ready !
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Reply #20 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 4:53pm
 
the clean ones look like this.

The big one is going to Christian in Austria, the one in the middle is going to Vetryan in america.
Not sure what size to send you yet jaegoor. But it won't be big enough to hit the 180gm mark. That kind of size just isn't practical.

And the skull, hmmm

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Reply #21 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 5:04pm
 
I do have a different skull model almost ready and a smiley face is in the works. 

Not sure how aerodynamic the second skull will be - but it looks good Smiley
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Reply #22 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 8:16pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 11th, 2020 at 6:35am:
snow glandes Smiley
get them really dense and leave outside to freeze !

We had about half an inch of snow fall yesterday afternoon. Was gone by evening.
That could be it for this year !

So, when are you going to make an igloo ?

Thats an idea, would be fun.


I did, its buried under all the snow, and its camouflaged.  Wink
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Reply #23 - Feb 12th, 2020 at 1:52pm
 
seem like a whole string of connected igloos could massively expand your living hut.

Add a larder/drying/preserving room, room to cean the dogs up in etc Smiley
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Reply #24 - Feb 12th, 2020 at 3:58pm
 
Alex, ich nehm einen großen. 😁
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Reply #25 - Feb 12th, 2020 at 5:48pm
 
Ohhhh, those look amazing.  Cant wait. I will do a video once i have thr motions down myself and its been tried out.

Unfortunately with igloos,  and this isnt Alaska.  This snow will melt every year. So i will have to rebuild every winter, lol

I absolutely love that skull mould.
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Reply #26 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 6:23am
 
well yeah the igloos would be temporary - 'cos this time next year - you'll be in the log cabin !!!!!!!!
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well I haven't posted anything yet...
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Reply #27 - Feb 13th, 2020 at 3:00pm
 
Looking forward to it!
How much do the wet glandes weigh? Around 100g?
For this international I made it by hand. Waiting for the future to arrive Wink
The style of the bullets reminds me of the Carthaginian bullets like this
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Reply #28 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 7:33am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 13th, 2020 at 6:23am:
well yeah the igloos would be temporary - 'cos this time next year - you'll be in the log cabin !!!!!!!!
Smiley

well I haven't posted anything yet...

I wish, i havent started on the cabin, it has been put on the back burner for a couple years. Looking at getting more land with more trees that i can use.  But the current living situation,  off grid dry tiny house is doing very well for us.
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Reply #29 - Feb 14th, 2020 at 11:31am
 
ah so the igloo extension would be a good idea Smiley

@funditor - yes, I think the 66x35 should be around 100gms when wet.
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