Dad teaches 10-year-old daughter how to design and cast a pewter ring


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Just as long as he teaches her better than this one.


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Great video! Like the use of CAD and 3D printing for the original, but sand casting using the ‘lost wax’ method will always result in a pretty rough surface needing a lot of cleaning up. My father is a pewtersmith and used a high-temperature two-part silicon rubber moulding material, which means you can reproduce much finer detail and there’s a lot less to do afterwards. I’ve used this myself to cast pewter buttercup medallions (the original was carved wood) - hopefully at some point soon I’ll try this with my own kids!


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Great post, I wish my parents had taught me how to do anything apart from chores grin. Just a question from an outsider to 3D printing: does anyone use recycled polymers as a source material, or does it have to be new?


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Some recycle. Grinder not included, but once you have plastic bits you can run them through one of these - https://www.filabot.com/


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Righto, thanks Tyroney. It seems to be a very expensive way of making things, even using recycled materials.


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