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Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I finally made it back into the shop tonight and finished a bangle that I had started a month ago. Shees! I will be glad when fall comes so I can let up on the yard work :)

This is a women's size 8 copper (wide) and alumilite potted cholla bangle. I finished it using CA and the foam wiper method with 8000 grit MM and polished with EEE. I sure like applying CA with crafters foam. (If you are out there Scott, Thanks for the tip on foam!).

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I love the look of the Cholla and the Copper you done a great job Eric! at first i thought it was a ring, i haven't tried foam yet, i have been experimenting with toilet paper.
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Is there a specific crafters foam? I bought some sheets from the local Michael's crafts store and when I tried to use it found it stuck to my work instead of creating the slippery surface it was supposed to.
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WOW!!!! Great job Eric.
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I love the look of the Cholla and the Copper you done a great job Eric! at first i thought it was a ring, i haven't tried foam yet, i have been experimenting with toilet paper.
OMG! I hope you are joking about toilet paper :) The crafter foam is great. It doesn't soak up the CA, then get hot and smoke. I use medium CA and it gives me plenty of time to spread the CA out evenly.
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Is there a specific crafters foam? I bought some sheets from the local Michael's crafts store and when I tried to use it found it stuck to my work instead of creating the slippery surface it was supposed to.
With the Medium CA, I have about 5 -10 seconds to get the CA all evened out. With the thin CA the cure time is much less and I have had the sticking problem before I can even out the CA.

I use about 8 drops of CA and allow it to form a little pool on the foam while the bangle is turning at the slowest RPM on my JET midi. After 3 applications, I bet I have a finish thickness of 0.010" to 0.015". This has eliminated my wet sanding through the CA (and a whole lotta cussing ) LOL
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Very nice!
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Very nice! Great work.
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What is crafters foam? Can you provide a link so I can see what you are talking about. Paper towel strips works good for me with Thin CA, however always looking for a good tip.
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