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Full Color Sandstone Gets The Hammer Test


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Tests like this are very helpful to help people get an idea of the material characteristics. I had a sort of funny exchange with Peter about this when he asked me what I thought of the sandstone Shapeways logo free samples.

AT: Great idea! I broke mine in half.
PW: That's too bad.
AT:I did it on purpose.
PW: Oh...ok.

I didn't have the heart to tell him I then tried to set the pieces on fire. They burn but do not sustain combustion. :-)
#1 Aaron Trocola on 2010-10-21 11:38 (Reply)

I did exactly the same thing with mine, showed my wife, then snapped it.
Rubbed them together, tapped them together to see if they would chip..
But did not think of setting it on fire, nice to see someone taking it all the way...
#1.1 duann scott on 2010-10-21 11:42 (Reply)
Yeah, I'd like to see some videos featuring chainsaws, objects thrown out of windows, and involving fire. =)
#2 Jan Boon (Homepage) on 2010-10-24 15:41 (Reply)
I once sold a 1968 chrysler on ebay and someone offered me $50 to burn it and post the video on YouTube,
Unfortunately I got a higher bid.....

So, chainsaws, windows & fire.

#2.1 Duann on 2010-10-24 23:05 (Reply)
I too would like to see a standardized test to demonstrate the hardness qualities of the various materials. There are those of us that use your service for engineering related projects, not just "making stuff".
#3 Christopher Cardinal on 2010-11-27 16:05 (Reply)

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