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julianf

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Its an enclosure for an electronic musical instrument.

My main work is cnc routing and silk screen printing, but someone asked me for the wood ends, so i did some CAD for the ends, and asked a machine to cut them...

This was the starting wood -

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The end of that big crack became the black resin work on this -

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Here is the rest of the job -

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I do not do the cnc bending here, but the rest is my work. As in i buy in 8x4 sheets of anodised stock, CNC route it, then silk screen print it.

The cases in the middle were sprayed by me. Epoxy primer, and then a 2k top coat. And then the logo silk screened.


I had issues with the top coat - its one of the "industrial" 2k finishes, and is supposed to be matt, but it took me some messing about to get a true, uniform, matt finish, and not just a satin finish (I'm used to spraying gloss, and found the matt way harder to figure out).

But its done now.



Note, im much more of a machinist / metal worker than wood worker, and my ability with hand tools (beyond a spray gun i guess.... and im the one that anyone i know asks to plaster their house also) is limited to put it mildly.

This is my very first attempt at resin work. The job isnt perfect, as i was on the learning curve, but the job is a gift for someone anyway, who accepts the imperfections. Ive since learned from my mistakes and made these out of the same bit of wood -

(excuse the logos - i assure you that these are a specialist enough item that im really not trying to sell here!)

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Thank you.
 

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Rorton

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You still operated it all though. There is some skill in translating what’s on screen to a finished piece.

Looks brilliant
 
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