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Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49061] Tue, 29 May 2012 12:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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This is my first print in metal, and I'm really pleased with the result.

I modified the original to allow a cord to be passed through... only the design makes it difficult to insert the intended way (through the two holes on the reverse of the head).

A side effect of this was that I was forced to pass the cord through the larger hole and the neck - the result being that the little guy hangs in a more Gecko-like manner... which I think works out for the better.

Admittedly the cord was on the thick side - 2mm leather - a much thinner cord might work through the intended holes. While waiting for the print to arrive, I've figured out a way to implement larger holes, which I'll try in a future print.

One last point - the SS version does indeed tessellate with the WSF version... but only just... I'd need to take a file to the limbs of the plastic variant to make it fit properly... oh well, I quite like it as a stand alone piece... Smile

Shown here in Antique Bronze Matte.

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Re: Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49063 is a reply to message #49061 ] Tue, 29 May 2012 13:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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Very nice! Does it still lie flat on a table (cord removed)? I would like to see a photo of the back ...

[Updated on: Tue, 29 May 2012 13:46 UTC]

Re: Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49125 is a reply to message #49061 ] Tue, 29 May 2012 21:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey thanks!

You can see from the photos how the reverse is designed... the holes are really too small to accept a fat cord (being my first metal print, I was highly aware of printing tolerances), but I got around the issue by threading as shown. I've re-done the reverse in a way which allows greater flexibility I think... I'll order a new print of this soon!

Alas, it doesn't lie flat - but the WSF version is only flat due to the loop being extremely small to the point of being almost unusable.

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Re: Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49126 is a reply to message #49125 ] Tue, 29 May 2012 21:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks! It does hang nicely as a pendant. Having a flat back and hanging nicely may not be possible. It would be cool if you could wear several of them and have them tesselate!

[Updated on: Tue, 29 May 2012 21:28 UTC]

Re: Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49137 is a reply to message #49061 ] Tue, 29 May 2012 22:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Like this? Very Happy (apologies for the flash photography... it's late...)

Amittedly, this is the only way the plastic will interface with the metal without a bit of filing. But the concept kind of works...

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Re: Low poly Escher lizard pendant [message #49210 is a reply to message #49137 ] Thu, 31 May 2012 05:47 UTC Go to previous message
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That is very cool!

 
   
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