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#101 2015-07-29 16:41:59

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Re: Those Q700 feets

braun can you make me 2 sets of clear feet?  just in case a break one or 2 smile

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#102 2015-07-29 18:49:35

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Re: Those Q700 feets

i bet braun could print up an 8 pack at a time if he really wanted to, its just the price of the JUICE i'm sure is a concern, but if he figures out how much then add 30% for a reasonable margin,  and then a percentage, for wear and tear.  should make sense! :-) At least to me it makes sense.  i mean its not like those machines cost 3400.00 dollars or anything like that.


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#103 2015-07-29 18:59:57

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I can comfortably print 3 sets of 4 feet at a time, but unfortunately with this printer it's a lot more involved than just printing.  There are a lot of consumables involved with the printing, washing, curing, and treating processes, but mostly it's how time intensive the whole process is.  The post-print process is very time intensive on my part, as is keeping all those consumable parts stocked.  I can try to make some sets available in limited quantities, but it might take me a while.

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#104 2015-07-29 22:46:09

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Besides consumables, reasonable charges for design and tooling amortization, labor and PITA must be built into the cost of all makes and models. wink These aren't WalMart specials, gang, we're talking Haute Coture Feetswear after all. Ever price a pair of Manolos? roll

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#105 2015-07-29 23:10:18

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Re: Those Q700 feets

"PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY"

eh... lol... any of them around? big_smile

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#106 2015-07-30 00:14:27

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Nice!  So you mix those together and pour into a mold and presto?

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#107 2015-07-30 00:42:55

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Yeah, in a nutshell it's kind of going to go like this with my simple box mold. (No, I've never done this before).

1. Build the Master.
2. Glue it to a baseplate.
3. Put a mold box around it.
4. Seal the bottom of the mold box with some clay or tape so the casting material doesn't leak out.
5. Spray the inside of the mold box and model with Release (in this case Pol-Ease) and paint it out with a soft brush.
6. Mix up your molding material (in this case I am using PlatSil 71-10 Silicone which is a two part 10:1 mix)
7. Pour it in and let the mold cure.
8. Remove master.
9. Mix up the 2-part PT Flex in 1:1.
10. Pour it in the mold and let it cure.
11. Feets!

I am building the mold box tonight.

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#108 2015-07-30 00:52:57

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Re: Those Q700 feets

hey man kinda cool! so how easily, repeatable do you think the process is. how long for curing?   and can you just do one foot at a time?


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#109 2015-07-30 00:53:32

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Re: Those Q700 feets

this mac community rocks socks!


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#110 2015-07-30 01:03:31

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Re: Those Q700 feets

It takes about an hour to cure. If I made a couple molds, I could do a bunch at a time.

I forgot to mention I can do these in white, black or a shade of grey. Colors can be done, though I don't have those at the moment.

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#111 2015-07-30 01:34:49

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Re: Those Q700 feets

so what color are you able to do now?


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#112 2015-07-30 01:49:32

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I can do these in white, black or a shade of grey. Amber as well, which is the natural rubber color before the dye.

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#113 2015-07-30 01:51:41

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Re: Those Q700 feets

so i guess the first batch should be in the stock color…  then maybe we can experiment with black… lol… and then sell some white silk screen so we can paint the case rustolum black with white lettering, and matching black feets… or Black with white feets smile  endless possibilities. smile

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#114 2015-07-30 01:53:52

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Re: Those Q700 feets

It's true- and it gets better because you can pretty much create any custom color you want with the other dyes. I think some green feets would be sweets.

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#115 2015-07-30 03:27:54

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Re: Those Q700 feets

The Red Shoes 1948

edit: check out the video I linked earlier in the thread. wink

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#116 2015-07-31 03:31:44

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Well, there's some good news and some not-so-good news.

The good news:
The mold making went fine, so there's a nice mold.
The coloring went fine too. The light grey worked out. Black dye is overpowering stuff. Using just a tiny drop pushed the boundaries of what can be called light grey. A needle tip amount is probably more appropriate.

The not-so-good news is the Flex60 is too soft for my liking. The issue at hand is the thinness of several parts of the piece, which threw off what I thought would work. I just need to get some firmer stuff. Minor setback. The good news is the Flex60 can be used for molds or HCM feet.

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#117 2015-07-31 06:07:50

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Re: Those Q700 feets

:-)


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#118 2015-07-31 06:39:31

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I dunno how soft your stuff is but the originals aren't hard by any means. If you have a set of the "normal" rectangular feet from that period, it's the same stuff.

Your's turned out totally legit looking, though. Great job! Now start selling them big_smile


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#119 2015-07-31 12:20:15

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Thanks McD, your photos are what made it possible. I think these are about 70% of the way there. They look pretty good, but the master could use a little tweaking, and going with the firmer rubber will make a huge difference in stability. I think we're still about a week away. We'll get there. smile

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#120 2015-07-31 13:02:39

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Very, very impressive work. smile

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#121 2015-07-31 16:13:39

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Re: Those Q700 feets

WOW DUDE that gray/grey/gris color looks just like an aged beige plastic. Totally legit! Awesome work.


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#122 2015-07-31 20:13:50

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Re: Those Q700 feets

thanks markyb!

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#123 2015-07-31 20:54:36

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Props posted. MJ rocks cool

bbraun, I have no words, man! smile

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#124 2015-07-31 22:01:27

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Re: Those Q700 feets

this has some really serious educational value.


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#125 2015-07-31 23:25:48

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Thanks for the kind words, jt!

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