Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mean Green!

Playing around with some colors.  Fun stuff.  Hopefully soon I’ll have some of these up for sale in the store. So far things are good but I’ve had some air bubbles and I think it’s because the resin is setting […]

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I made some toys!

So tonight I finally had some time to cast some toys.  I had a chance to make two castings.  The resin cures way faster than I would have thought.  On the first one I barely got it into the mold […]

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My 3D prints have come in!

They just came in the mail and I took some pictures.  This is so exciting.  Next will be making a mold and then casting some resin toys!  Take a look at all the detail.  Just amazing.

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How does a Rivet tank really work?

Last night before going to bed I got inspired by some cross-section books.  I LOVE cross-sections and just had to get this drawing started.  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this piece.

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Ventilation!

I was pretty scared of playing with resin in my basement.  With casting toys and painting stuff, I had nightmares of these noxious green fumes wafting up throughout the house making everyone sick.  But now I don’t need to worry. […]

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Making Toys! Pressure Pot

I now have a pressure pot.  It’s just a big pot that you can put under pressure for when you make a casting in rubber or cast resin.  It’s needed to squeeze out all the air bubbles.  Mine is a […]

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Website up!

The Rivet Wars website is up!  I’m pretty psyched because now I have a place to put stuff.  I’m planning to get the store going, and then mostly update with the blog and twitter.  The website will be more of […]

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