Which I did by making the model in plasticine, scanning it in 3D and milling it out in the required sizes:
This last shot shows the millled waxes, cast before properly cleaning them up. I took rubbers of these:
And cleaned up the masters completely, setting a stone in the eye of the big one:
I have to make a small production run of these now.
Other than that, a customer asked me for a nut ring, supplying her own nut. I was a bit concerned about it because it is stainless steel and I wasn't sure how it would take to setting, but it was fine:
One of the students at North Glasgow College - an engineering student, not one of my own - a lovely fellow called Paul who didn't want to be photographed, turned up yesterday on this crazy bike made from found wood:
All the wood in this bike is from pallets and found in skips, as are many of the bike parts. Click on the pictures to see more.
I received a lovely email this morning from an ex-patriot Scot who lives in California and who has started a project aiming at getting women into the workshop and working with metal. It has been running for some time now but I've hitherto never heard of it, and I think it deserves some attention!
Very exciting stuff.