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graffen

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Stone wall rolling tool
« on: September 22, 2019, 04:11:03 PM »
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Hi all!

I made a tool for embossing stones in DAS clay.



 

The tools and stuff needed. DAS clay, an empty sugar dispenser, rolling pin, knife, glue and a good supply of small pebbles.



 

Roll out some clay with the rolling pin, it should be large enough to cover the plastic tube and be around 1/8" thick.



 

Emboss the clay with the pebbles.



 

Wrap it around the plastic tube, seal it together by pressing it. Then emboss stones at the seam.



 

When dry, seal the clay with varnish.

Roll out some DAS clay and then roll the stone tool over it, firmly!



 

Then lay it to dry.

You can drape it around objects to shape it while drying.

Next installment will be painting it.
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Re: Stone wall rolling tool
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 08:07:48 PM »
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Very innovative, I like your idea.
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Re: Stone wall rolling tool
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 11:20:08 AM »
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That's ingenious!  I wonder if one could replicate a long run of timber cribbing this way...  Hmmm...
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Re: Stone wall rolling tool
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 11:38:14 AM »
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That's ingenious!  I wonder if one could replicate a long run of timber cribbing this way...  Hmmm...
Lee
I'm working on that exact problem right now.  :D
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Re: Stone wall rolling tool
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 01:06:00 PM »
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This is very similar to the pavement rollers that @RAIL N SCALE has created for road and street trackage textures. I really love it (especially with the latest modifications) and I think there's lots to be said for this type of approach.

You can also do this (for some things) with the oven bake plastic clay too.