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Member Since 29 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2014 10:22 PM

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In Topic: Monkey's Fist

08 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

You could also make the general shape of the knob, then use a mini extruder to add in the rope texture.

Maybe I can boost some kid's play dough set  :)

In Topic: Monkey's Fist

07 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Lots of interesting approaches.  Thank you, you have given me lots to think about.

In Topic: Monkey's Fist

07 August 2014 - 10:48 AM

Thank you for your responses.  I guess I was hoping for a miracle solution that would require less work  :) As my dad would have said, anything worth doing is worth doing right.  

In Topic: Monkey's Fist

07 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

I agree that should a monkey's fist actually resemble a hand, it would be easier to model it; however, I should have been more clear.  In nautical terms, this is a monkey's fist.  If it turns out I would use the design more than the once so I guess creating a mould would be my best bet.  So I'm thinking to make the mould I could press clay around an existing MF, allow it to stiffen a bit, split in half, and bisque my resulting mould.

In Topic: What Are You Working On?

06 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

I finally gave in to pressure from a few orders and sat down at my wheel this week.  I threw a bunch of stuff but here is a few of the things drying for the bisque.  Now if I could just get motivated to do some glazing.  I have about 4 kiln loads of bisque ware sitting on the shelves waiting for the mood to hit.  I hate glazing.