Monday, 26 December 2011

Testing my LiveScribe

Frequently my biggest problem is forgetting what happens in a consultation, the sketches remain, but the context is missing.. this should not be a big issue really, unless you have high volume and 5 clients all want similar things... so I'm turning to a slightly higher tech pen.. the LiveScribe,  it allows me to use a regular pen on paper, and create  a digital drawing (saving extra step of scanning/photographing sketches)  as well as recording the audio which is then tied to the drawing, i tested this at home with my 4 year old as a prospective client ;)

a nice "halfway" between the digital cad world and the analogue pencil sketch.. and easier for clients to use than a tablet as well...

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

RockaBilly Bling Plastic Mould Cutting

Hey all, been a while since I have posted anything, its the silly season for jewellers...

A mate of mine, Colin Creed, had a design he needed machined, but the detail was too fine to hold in wax so we decided to give mould cutting a swing.. something new for me...

Firstly, the artwork and its origins, can be found here,

Rockabilly Bling

http://colincreedtattoomachines.blogspot.com





This artwork was converted into 2.5D geometry by Colin Creed and supplied to me as a reverse negative for pathing, which was done in Deskproto,




Then off to the mill, the plastic material was harvested from a bread board I bought at a $2 store locally.

the video sequences follow logically and some images of the final mould at the end of the post.

Thanks for your interest






and some closeup imagery still :)