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Hello from Ireland [message #14883] Sun, 18 July 2010 14:37 UTC Go to next message
avatar randomhuman  is currently offline randomhuman
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Hi, I'm from Ireland. I was introduced to shapeways last year by this blog post. I decided I wanted something similar for my girlfriend (she's a weather nerd), but I couldn't find the guys email, and she doesn't wear bracelets anyway, so I decided to recreate it in pendant form using data from her home town:

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/kjhoulihan/Shapeways%20renders/renderedoverflag.jpg

It was more fun to do it myself anyway. I don't have a picture of the actual prints, but it looked great in WSF and SS, and she loved it Smile

So now I'm back to design our wedding rings! Very Happy
Re: Hello from Ireland [message #14918 is a reply to message #14883 ] Mon, 19 July 2010 12:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A weather nerd eh? Interesting Wink

The bracelet looks like it has some rather sharp edges, making it painful to wear. How did the print turn out?

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Re: Hello from Ireland [message #14920 is a reply to message #14883 ] Mon, 19 July 2010 12:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That does look dangerous, don't make her mad. Why on a Canadian Flag?


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Re: Hello from Ireland [message #14945 is a reply to message #14883 ] Mon, 19 July 2010 22:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is a bit spiky. This was fine with the WSF print because it is so light, but the weight of the stainless steel one makes it a bit hazardous! She still wears it on special occasions (it does look good), but jogging with it on would probably result in heavy blood loss Razz

Canadian flag because she's from Vancouver, as was the data used to generate the bracelet Smile
Re: Hello from Ireland [message #14946 is a reply to message #14945 ] Mon, 19 July 2010 22:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oops, I meant pendant, not bracelet!
Re: Hello from Ireland [message #14969 is a reply to message #14883 ] Tue, 20 July 2010 12:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah I see now. Looks like a good start here, will you continue on now in Shapeways?


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Re: Hello from Ireland [message #15098 is a reply to message #14969 ] Thu, 22 July 2010 21:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Smile

I'll definitely be back now and again; like I said in the first post I'm here to print us some wedding rings Smile I've been worrying about how to get them nicely polished (and maybe plated), so yesterday I had a go at polishing up the SS weather pendant for practice. It never occurred to me at the time I had it printed!

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/kjhoulihan/Shapeways%20renders/beforeandafterpolishing.jpg

It didn't go as well as I'd hoped, there are still a lot of deep scratches from the initial grinding that I couldn't get out, but it is an improvement. I also ground down some of the sharp points so that it's more comfortable to wear. It doesn't represent the data as accurately anymore, but it's a better piece of jewellery.
Re: Hello from Ireland [message #15117 is a reply to message #14883 ] Fri, 23 July 2010 12:24 UTC Go to previous message
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For the rings, if you do the polishing, or order them in the new polished SS, and plate them yourself after a thorough polish, the plating shouldn't be effected as much by the tiny divots.

[Updated on: Fri, 23 July 2010 12:24 UTC]


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