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Making parts

Darrmann39

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So if you want a part made of an antique clock you either find original. Lots of times impossible or make it yourself. Here's my progression of making my own arms for my SCHMECKENBECHER

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It might help if you can explain just what it is that you trying to make and what you are doing. Has your "progress" led to a successful usable part?
I did say making an arm for my schmeckenbecher clock. This was my first try. Yes I made an arm by hand. These are quite good first trys. The one not extracted was almost perfect
I used a 2 part mix poured over sample arm. Then made a slice on top and extracted it. Another 2 part cast mix took a needle and injected into mold. Ten minutes it turns white and is ready.
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You might explain what you mean by "arm". It's not a clock term we're familiar with. What did you make it out of?
 

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Yeah, now that I know what I'm looking at, I can see it :) What did you make it out of? 3D printer?
 

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Yeah, now that I know what I'm looking at, I can see it :) What did you make it out of? 3D printer?
No I had one original arm and I made a duplicate by hand. Carving and sanding. Took to long so I made a mold. Took out the piece from the mold then injected a 2 part mix turns to hard plastic.
Yea 3d printed would be awesome but dint have one
 

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So if you want a part made of an antique clock you either find original. Lots of times impossible or make it yourself. Here's my progression of making my own arms for my SCHMECKENBECHER
Very nice results. This is a great procedure, if you have the original to make a mold from.
What products did you use for the mold, and part?
You only mention "2 part".
 
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So I went another path. I bought a 3d printer. But in order to make the part I needed a full model. The arm I had from the original Schmeckenbecher was broken by the fingers holding the trumpet. I am a carpenter originally and tried and tried by kept breaking the hand made arms. So I went to brass. Here's the mold. I get my 3d scanner tomorrow so once I figure it out I'll update with my final product.
In the mean time here's my arm that took me all day to make. First pic is original with broken fingers that couldn't hold trumpet

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Very nice work! You'll never get paid for it, but it's quite good :D
 

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Very nice work! You'll never get paid for it, but it's quite good :D
Thanks. Your wrong on being paid. I already have people wanting the arms. And I need 4 for my 2 clocks. The mold yes took my time but once in the 3d printer I can make it in 10 minutes. These Schmeckenbecher arms are wanted by many that have these clocks as they are easy to break
 

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Cool. Let us know when you are up and running for supplying them!
 
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Cool. Let us know when you are up and running for supplying them!
So my arm is very difficult to 3d scan because it's so small. I'm sure people much more knowledgeable could do it. And eventually I will learn but for now i went back to molds and injection molds which is probablythe best way anyways. My first one had to short of peg coming off made another and got it down. One mold so making one at a time.

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Cool. I don't recognize the tune, but like the strike on a bell ;)
 
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