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Cinderblock Cufflinks [message #57162] Tue, 20 November 2012 16:48 UTC Go to next message
avatar i8kermit  is currently offline i8kermit
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As I comb the Earth looking for items that would translate well into cufflinks, I was staring at a wall, hoping for inspiration.

I found it! In the wall! Whoulda thunk? A cinderblock!

As I design more and more cufflinks, I find interesting quirks with different materials and what prints in which material. I typically like test printing in Polished Alumide as it is strong enough to test in a real world cufflink situation, has a cool finish, and costs a lot less than Stainless or the other metals. Also, rules for printing are a bit more strict, so if it prints in PA, I'm confident for Stainless.

But these cinderblocks happen to look INSANE AWESOME in polished alumide! A happy accident, as these were initially a test print, but they look super awesome in this material. I'm looking forward to seeing them in Stainless (any day now) but can't imagine them looking better than this. A great substiture for real concrete.

Check them out!
http://www.shapeways.com/model/724105/caaea4d345c70a1614feec 04d9d482db?li=


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Re: Cinderblock Cufflinks [message #57197 is a reply to message #57162 ] Tue, 20 November 2012 21:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Wow they do look EXACTLY like concrete!
I love this example of designing for the material, awesome!

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Re: Cinderblock Cufflinks [message #57210 is a reply to message #57162 ] Wed, 21 November 2012 00:50 UTC Go to previous message
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