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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #60 - Sep 10th, 2021 at 7:58am
 
I've used both types.
(Obviously)

How I use the rollers is to make the first glande, really carefully, adding and removing really small amounts of clay untill it's exactly the right amount.
Then I weigh that and always use the exact same amount for each glande.

So weigh clay, quick roll to rough shape by hand (couple of seconds) and a quick roll in the mould to get the final precise shape.

With the hinged moulds weighing is not necessary. You just drop the clay in, give it a squeeze, remove the excess skirt with the fettling tool., Squeeze again, remove any excess, and repeat till perfect glande.

The closer to the right amount of clay you start with, the fewer squashes, you need and the quicker you can make glandes.

The hinged moulds do need a release agent, talcumn powder or cornstarch, both work well.

The rollers don't need release agent, or at least I've never used any. Who knows it might help Smiley.

The rollers come in a lot more glande shapes.
Mainly because I was playing around when I designed them.

The hinged moulds just use the classic glande shape.

For technical reasons - the roller shape is an extruded flat shape, while the hinged moulds use a virtual glande - I am not going to make different glande shapes for the hinged moulds Smiley

So each system had its pros and cons.
And a lot depends on the type and consistency nof clay/material you are going to use.

For example. The biodegradable maize based 'clay' would probably work best in the hinged moulds.
The rollers are best for smooth stiffish material

So for speed with stiff clay, the roller - after some practice - would probably be quicker.

To use a wide variety of substrate, the hinged glande would probably be better.
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #61 - Sep 10th, 2021 at 5:10pm
 
Once i get mine, i will make another video, showing how to make em. Then u can compare
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #62 - Sep 11th, 2021 at 12:33pm
 
It's in the box mate, and will be posted Monday Smiley
Once I've weighed the boxes, I'll either add more stuff or take some out whistle

They are fairly big boxes and I keep dropping bits in them Thumbs Up
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Reply #63 - Sep 12th, 2021 at 7:37am
 
I am inn now rush, i just wanted to inform him, that there will be a video soon. Its my most viewed video on YouTube.  Eventually i will be famous lol
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #64 - Sep 12th, 2021 at 8:56am
 
Was inspired by jaegoor's catal hyuk stamp he's been putting on the glande he's got the kids making.

And it occurred to me that while small high detail is just not what fdm  3d printers are made for.
Stamp engraving is actually written on the laser Smiley

And yes the engraving is a lot better than cutting precision. It needs a better controller board. Given how good the engraving is, I know it's nothing to do with the hardware setup.
Just the way the cheap arse controller board drives the motors while doing continuous burning.
It does not like circles or anything that pushes both motors at the same time.

So I had a play this morning.
Engraved some acrylic.

I'd say that came out quite well. Smiley
The actual stamp is 12x19mm - so pretty small.

So anyway I'm now doing picture/logo stamps as well as the standard text stamps.
But you only get one image per order as the actual process is more complex than for the text stamps.
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #65 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 5:34am
 
I love the stamp logo. That is a genius idea. Looks like it works well
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Reply #66 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 6:59am
 
You'll have to test it Smiley
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #67 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 7:33am
 
Oh i definitely will
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #68 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 9:35am
 
In the post Smiley
I was going to get it tracked, but it meant filling in a different customs form in the post office - so I didn't Smiley

Hopefully should get there in the next couple of weeks can't miss it, it's a 3d printer filament box.

I need to buy more crap as I've run out of small Amazon boxes lol
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Reply #69 - Sep 14th, 2021 at 5:58pm
 
Looking forward to it. Thanks soooo much
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Re: Custom shape and size Clay Glande Rollers
Reply #70 - Sep 17th, 2021 at 4:12pm
 
Made a wood stamp as well.
Added little knob on the end if the stamp.
Also made this one from a wood filament.
It's about a 50/50 split blend of wood dust and plastic.

I've got a dark wood one as well.

Interesting stuff, comes out a bit like MDF, sands well.

The actual engraved stamp is solid oak.
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