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#1 newoldstyle

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:32 AM

Make a better sponge that is taller, wider, more practical, has less spray and keeps more clean water on you bit if you look real close at the no.2 & 3 pictures you can see the water slurry at the bottom of the bit.
Ive used it for 6 months now and it works better now than before.


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#2 Chantal

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:20 AM

I am DEFINITELY going to try that one. I was grinding my second Poppy lamp (I made a red one and a pink one, just last week, I found my sponge wasn't wicking enough water and I was finding it rather annoying. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE(Chantal @ Jan 19 2007, 08:20 AM) View Post
I am DEFINITELY going to try that one. I was grinding my second Poppy lamp (I made a red one and a pink one, just last week, I found my sponge wasn't wicking enough water and I was finding it rather annoying. Thanks for the tip!



Your poppy lamps are beautiful Chantal - what kind of form/mold did you use with the design which assume wasyour own (i.e. not a kit like I'm considering)

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 09:00 AM



That is a good idea; did you just cut a sponge to fit with an exacto knife?

#5 Tod Beall

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:48 PM

NOS:
Nice idea! I've cut taller sponges for years, after the "spongeless" bits became impossible to find, but never thought about shaping it so extensively! I'm gonna try that, too!
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE(cdngardener @ Jan 19 2007, 08:00 AM) View Post
That is a good idea; did you just cut a sponge to fit with an exacto knife?


Yess I drew on a dry sponge that was flattend and not yet been wet with a sharpie it took me a couple
of times to get it right. also there is a little rectangle piece of sponge that is separate that goes down into the water and is flush and the "Y" sponge sets on top of that and transfers water wonderfully.


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 09:38 PM

What a great idea! Thank you!
Now, why didn't I think of that! 8confetti.gif
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

It is 6 years later & the photos are gone. :-(  Any chance NewOldStyle is still an active member & can repost Photos? 

 

Thanks, John



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Yes please. I would like to see it too.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:57 AM

Me too!



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:37 AM

One trick I learned from the initial post was shaping the sponge llike a large letter "T". I have used that shape for several years now and it's especially helpful in classes. It does keep the spray down quite a bit. It also delivers more water to the bit.

Yes, I just cut down regular sponges. - Tod



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

I found that by strapping a terry cloth to the grinding surface and keeping saturated with water makes it difficult to move the glass but reduces shelling....






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