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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:59 am

That's a quality job. It does look like pine, just be careful.   ,;clcc, 



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:04 pm

That's a quality job. There's nothing better than taking some game with a catty that you made yourself.

 

It does look like pine. Just be careful, pine has a tendency to split along the grain, even when it is thick and only under light load. Although it's not particularly strong you'll still know all about it when a broken fork tip gets smacked into your face.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:10 pm

That's a quality job. There's nothing better than taking some game with a catty that you made yourself.

 

It does look like pine. Just be careful, pine has a tendency to split along the grain, even when it is thick and only under light load. Although it's not particularly strong you'll still know all about it when a broken fork tip gets smacked into your face

Thanks mate gonna band it up with singles and shoot it a little then will keep it as a momento, going to have a go at the hdpe milk bottle catty



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:14 pm

Ash cut int winta about best i find atb bunnys

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:15 pm

The chopping boards that you can get in the catering suppliers and even cheaper in the Chinese supermarkets are HDPE. It may speed things up for you. I've never made one using a mould and heat, I just cut frames out of them.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:35 pm

Thanks will try that, got all my bottles cut up anyway will put pics up in a few days if it turns out ok



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:45 pm

Milk bottles cut up, mould made, ready for a hdpe catty tommorow  :boogy:



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:48 pm

Milk bottles cut up, mould made, ready for a hdpe catty tommorow  :boogy:


Got a pic of your mould?

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:55 pm

Will do tommorow had to make do with what i had at hand as im one of these that want everything yesterday lol 

It will do for tommorow until i can sort out a better one


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:05 pm

Is it a plain square similar to mine?

Or a 'mould' shaped like a catty?

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 09:15 pm

Its a compression mould not a catty shaped,

its actually made of an old broken ferret box as you will see with the half bow in the mould lol.

Might try a catty mould though maybe fimo clay would work, mould around a catty then bake in the oven until it sets then put the hdpe into the mould to cool  :hmm:



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:25 pm

Right hdpe squares are in the oven its been an hour but still they havent melted, help!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:36 pm

What setting have you got your oven on? Is it a fan oven?



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:41 pm

Fan oven on 190 c



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:54 pm

They dont 'melt' as such.....

They will go all 'gooey' and have the consistency of toffee.....

Then whack them in the press :thumbs:




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