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End = Beginning mobius [message #30280] Wed, 06 July 2011 10:33 UTC Go to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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End = Beginning = mobius strip, representing the end of something is the beginning of something new, and on a mobius strip, it is endless.

Designed by request, I liked it so much I bought one myself!

The images show the piece after I have lightly polished the printed stainless using 200 grit followed by 1200 wet & dry and a final buffing with Brasso - I really like the finish as it still shows the grain of the printed surface.

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/mobius/images/end-beginning-mobius-02-sml.jpg
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http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/mobius/images/end-beginning-mobius-03-sml.jpg
Large image here

I received this about a week ago, but have only just been able to get a decent photo.

For both images, I've used magnets to support the piece. In the top image the mobius strip is held by a magnet to a steel rod, and in the 2nd image it is held against a mirror by a magnet behind the mirror.

Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30284 is a reply to message #30280 ] Wed, 06 July 2011 13:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You got a thang for mobius as i have for docks for iPhone Very Happy

Its beautiful !





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Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30292 is a reply to message #30280 ] Wed, 06 July 2011 17:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice. I have no idea what an equivalent for Brasso would be in Canada - anyone?

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Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30295 is a reply to message #30292 ] Wed, 06 July 2011 18:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Dizingof - mobius shapes are just one of those things that can't be easily moulded - well suited to 3D printing Smile

@Lensman - Brasso, here in the UK, is the brand name of a metal polish suitable for brass, copper, stainless steel & chrome (so it says on the tin)... and is available from Candian Tire Smile

Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30316 is a reply to message #30295 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 00:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice,
I have a lot of issues photographing Stainless Steel prints and have needed to polish also to get the results i am almost happy with. I am a perfectionist when photography comes into my work so i am never happy. To this date i have only used flash photography to shoot my models but i am warming to non flash photography for the Stainless Steel prints i think. Your surface preparation looks great.

Leigh

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Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30346 is a reply to message #30295 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 10:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@stop4stuff - Thanks. I had no idea it was here in Canada.

@Leigh - If you're referring to "on the camera" flash that's never a good thing to use, especially for close-ups. Natural light - perhaps a window with a white reflector on the other side can work very well (use a tripod). Flash is good if you have sufficient units and relectors/diffusers to provide lighting without harsh shadows.

Glenn


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Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30350 is a reply to message #30346 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 11:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Glenn,
I have a nice little rig set up specifically for photographing small objects like jewellery with two of camera flash units with soft box attachments ect. I have photographed many different types of objects made from many different materials but every time i shoot the bronze infused Stainless Steal i never feel happy with it. Its like a thorn in my side. If i ever get it to the point that i am happy with i will post the set up for others to use if they wish.


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Re: End = Beginning mobius [message #30412 is a reply to message #30350 ] Thu, 07 July 2011 20:24 UTC Go to previous message
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Cheers Leigh!

I'm lagging in camera technology, I use my ageing Nikon Cool Pix 2000. I have a few tricks for lighting & use a tripod a lot, it's not a bad camera for close up work... today, I just clocked up 8510 total pictures taken with the camera (I know - Keep practicing Wink)




 
   
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