drop of amber instead of wool

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drop of amber instead of wool

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 4th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Is there any work around for getting a borrowed object into a chunk of amber? Something that sets to an easily shattered consistancy etc?

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Re: drop of amber instead of wool

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 4th, 2012, 1:27 pm

You would use some sort of tinted plastic that dries almost instantaneously when two compounds are mixed together.
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Re: drop of amber instead of wool

Postby Michael Close » September 4th, 2012, 1:37 pm

How much time do you have?

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Re: drop of amber instead of wool

Postby Doc Dixon » September 4th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Richard,
Years ago I did some work with the stuff you're talking about, making a gaff that looked like an ice cube. If memory serves me right ( I know, mother of all qualifying prefaces) it takes at least an hour to begin to set properly.

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Re: drop of amber instead of wool

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 4th, 2012, 2:03 pm

For the hole/slot - likely just a minute maybe two and not to have fumes. Probably not more as folks have seen Jurasic Park.

At a guess the critical feature would be having the chunk look solid and the shadow of the imbedded object stay in place.

On the working side, the hammer has to give a decent tap before the 'amber' item shatters to free the contents.


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