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Sunday 22 May 2016

Gothic boss

The centre of the lawn mower steering wheel broke and fell out. A perfect opportunity to adorn it with a gothic or perhaps pirate style boss.

The liquid effect is XTC-3D resin mixed with black acrylic paint.

I also discovered a new technique. The PLA plastic used for the 3D print is easily formed using a normal hot air gun.

I heated up the fingers with the hot air in less than 10 seconds and the fingers stayed pliable more than long enough to form them to exactly sit on the curved edge of the steering wheel. The idea being they are less likely to be broken off if they touch the surface.

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