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Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33052] Mon, 22 August 2011 11:05 UTC Go to next message
avatar MuseumofSmallThings  is currently offline MuseumofSmallThings
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My partner and i thought we would try out a brooch design. We looked for a standard brooch pin to use in the beta design and if successful in all future designs. We found a local supplier of brooch pins and decided to test one out. Today the beta design arrived and the brooch pin clicked in very solidly with no issues what so ever . We are calling this a successful design and will use this clasp solution going forward.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/MuseumofSmallThings/DeerBrooch01.jpg

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/MuseumofSmallThings/DeerBrooch02.jpg

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/MuseumofSmallThings/DeerBrooch03.jpg

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb389/MuseumofSmallThings/DeerBrooch07.jpg


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33057 is a reply to message #33052 ] Mon, 22 August 2011 11:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice...



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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33058 is a reply to message #33057 ] Mon, 22 August 2011 11:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Duann,
This is the first model we have ordered in WSF Polished. It's awesome! Such a nice finish.

Leigh


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33080 is a reply to message #33052 ] Mon, 22 August 2011 16:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So it clicks on as opposed to being glued on... nice. I have about 100 of those brooch pins and this was one of my back-burner projects...

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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33099 is a reply to message #33080 ] Mon, 22 August 2011 23:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Glenn,
I had this awful fear that a glued in clasp would come unstuck and fall out. I am happy with snap in also for the speed of assembly. I would defiantly recommend it.

Leigh


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33379 is a reply to message #33099 ] Fri, 26 August 2011 15:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Leigh, I included the Deer Brooch in the WSF edition of Friday Finds. If you do set this model as sellable at any point, let me know so I can switch the link. Wink


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33414 is a reply to message #33379 ] Sat, 27 August 2011 01:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Ana, that's awesome!!
I plan to get it up for sale at some point. I will let you know.

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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33475 is a reply to message #33414 ] Sun, 28 August 2011 19:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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that is a cool idea
Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33507 is a reply to message #33475 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 14:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Leigh, if you decide you want it even more secure on the pin, you can use a soldering iron or wood burning tool to melt the plastic down a bit and 'rivet' it to the pin back.

Also, I'm having great success fusing WSF with a Thread Burner - if you find yourself in a situation where a design is too complex to print at one go, you can fuse rather than glue...

Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33518 is a reply to message #33052 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 15:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@dhawktx - Could you post a new thread regarding fusing - sounds interesting.

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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #33520 is a reply to message #33518 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 16:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gladly! Here's the thread I opened to share the process:

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=6224&a mp;start=0&

[Updated on: Mon, 29 August 2011 16:14 UTC]

Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #39314 is a reply to message #33518 ] Sun, 27 November 2011 06:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you made the 3 dots of plastic a little longer and straight, you could just use a regular flat tipped soldering iron and push the rods down against the metal. They'd flatten out and make a nice, snug lock.

I would hope Shapeways would add this feature, because we can't really sell them directly if we have to do this ourselves.
Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #39329 is a reply to message #33052 ] Sun, 27 November 2011 19:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Museum of Small Things: Have you had a chance to test the longevity/strength of the clip-in solution? I'm very curious how well it stands up to repeated strain.

Thanks,

Donna
Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #41508 is a reply to message #39329 ] Mon, 09 January 2012 13:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Donna,
We have an example brooch we use to show people and it gets quite a tough work out. It is still solid with no signs of weakening yet. Melting the pins down though is a great idea.

Leigh


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #41512 is a reply to message #41508 ] Mon, 09 January 2012 14:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Leigh,

Thank you so much for the follow up! Like everyone else, I wonder how well some pieces/designs will hold up under 'real world' conditions. The tension snap fit was an absolutely brilliant idea BTW!

Donna
Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #41523 is a reply to message #39314 ] Mon, 09 January 2012 17:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pherja wrote on Sun, 27 November 2011 06:03

If you made the 3 dots of plastic a little longer and straight, you could just use a regular flat tipped soldering iron and push the rods down against the metal. They'd flatten out and make a nice, snug lock.



That sounds like a great idea; gluing AND melting the pins would make for an unmovable clasp...

I have a ton of these clasps at home and was wondering what to do with them!

Glenn


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Re: Deer Brooch Clip pin success [message #42018 is a reply to message #33052 ] Sun, 15 January 2012 22:36 UTC Go to previous message
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This is such a cute design! I love it!
It's also very nice you can finish it yourself with a standard pin


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