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Old 03-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:53 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have done around 50 of these.I'm not saying my way is the right way.Its just the way I do it.I will cover the tube with either carbon fibre or I will raid my wifes scrape material box and use that.The carbon fibre comes in rolls so you won't have a seam.If you use material you can over lap it a little and just make sure you place the watch over part of the seem and other parts over the rest of the seam.You won't see it.After that dries I start with the face and put some medium CA on blank and press the face into it.Keeping pressure on it for about 30 seconds.I just do the same thing for the rest of the pieces.Then I let it set at least 24 hours before casting.
I round over the rough edges on the blank on my belt sander before I turn.
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Neil: I love the clay idea. I must try that for my next one. Tks for your input.
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