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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1155 on: May 21, 2024, 10:37:36 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Good choice of colour for the wax. If you'd got pink, Slim might be givin hisself French manicures!  :Lol:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1156 on: May 22, 2024, 12:04:42 AM »
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"
And with wax, you can add a little back if you take too much off somewhere?   :popcorn:

cnr6400  Now you know what to do when that happens  Ha, ha, ha   :lolb: :lolb: :lolb:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1157 on: May 22, 2024, 12:46:46 AM »
the blue wax is faily hard, works nice on the mill but is still carvable with the correct tools,,  :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1158 on: May 24, 2024, 06:04:21 PM »
did some changes to the valve ends, should not need a sleave now,, lots of exterior shaping this weekend..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1159 on: May 24, 2024, 06:30:53 PM »


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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1160 on: May 24, 2024, 06:40:54 PM »
I don't think the aromatherapy is working :facepalm:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1161 on: May 24, 2024, 07:54:35 PM »
Anyone else notice a smell of potpourri from about 1992 in the forum today?  :Lol:  >aCHOO!< snif...
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1162 on: May 26, 2024, 04:55:38 PM »
a little bit of carving and shaping,, these two parts might need a little more work but getting closer.. still have to add the "M" going to try to use a metal stamp in aluminum to make a mold.. still have to make the crosshead wax.. :cheers:  (Slim has the holiday weekend off)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1163 on: May 26, 2024, 05:08:12 PM »
After all this work on the wax, am I right that you only get one chance to mould from it?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1164 on: May 26, 2024, 07:18:50 PM »
one chance!!! but learning stuff all the way..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1165 on: May 26, 2024, 09:12:28 PM »
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1166 on: May 30, 2024, 09:04:45 PM »
busy week with that work crap.. but did get the propane tank to test fired the furnace to check for operation, also to thermal cycle a bigger crucible.. the burn-out kiln was run with the break-in program, glad I set it up outside as they were very correct in saying it will smoke during the first run.. shooting to do a casting run next week.. Slim stayed well away saying that he likes his shape just fine. :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1167 on: May 30, 2024, 09:13:24 PM »
Glad the test run went fine, and that you didn't  turn Slim into a puddle!   :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1168 on: May 31, 2024, 05:50:06 PM »
When you're burning wax, or anything else, out of the investment it will smoke every time you do that won't it?  You'll be burning the pattern material in a limited oxygen environment and that's going to make smoke/soot isn't it?  I've seen an exhaust hood over most of the burnout ovens I've seen.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #1169 on: May 31, 2024, 06:24:14 PM »
this was the empty break-in burn, I do plan on smoke for the wax burn-outs (will do a steam-out to remove the bulk of the wax before the kiln) neat little tool today, a wax melt pen, think micro spot welding.. great for tacking small parts together..
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