First poly clay drip tip

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by STLBluesNut, Oct 23, 2013.

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  1. STLBluesNut

    STLBluesNut Senior Member ECF Veteran

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Used fimo polymer clay. This is first one I finished that works, fits. Used a n exacto knife and a drill like a mini lathe. Solid color so if I messed up I could mash up and start over, which I did several times.

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  2. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

    cool! does it shrink at all when you bake it?

    did you shape first, then bake? Or visey-versa?
     
  3. STLBluesNut

    STLBluesNut Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I shaped then baked. Tried bake then shape first. Disdnt work very well. Too tough. Would probably require a real lathe and tools then. I did not notice any shrinkage at all.

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  4. stillnotsmoking

    stillnotsmoking Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Very cool!! Wish I had a lathe :(

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  5. Casper858

    Casper858 Full Member Verified Member

    Nice job! Are you going to glaze it? All I can think of is the mug I made in high school ceramics class.
     
  6. stevegmu

    stevegmu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    What type of plasticizer does your poly clay contain? Working in thermoplastics, I'd be worried about plasticizer leaching.
     
  7. STLBluesNut

    STLBluesNut Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I'm not sure. It is fimo soft polymer clay. I haven't actually used it yet because I hadn't put an o ring on it. Says its non toxic, but interactions with anything in the juice I'm not sure of, so I think it will remain as just the "hey look what I made" tip.

    Was thinking of making more and "glazing" them. But couldn't find anything on polymer clay craft sites for coating it that wasn't just as sketchy. Probably a reason most are metal or acrylic.

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  8. stevegmu

    stevegmu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I wouldn't use it. I'd just get some standard clay-


    Hidden HAZARDS Health Impacts of Toxins in Polymer Clays [Executive Summary and References] VPIRG Jul02


    Of all crap I breath in at work- PVC, Vinyl, Pollys, Urethane, Nylons, etc, it is the plasticizers that worry me, although once someone put PVC tooling in the cooker, setting off the hydrochloric acid gas alarm causing an immediate evacuation...
     
  9. STLBluesNut

    STLBluesNut Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Fimo was refomulated in 2006 to remove pthlalates. I did read that when I was poking around. Still think the make my own drip tip fad has wore off anyhow lol.

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  10. SkeletonPirate

    SkeletonPirate Moved On

    shopping.jpg Heres what I use...

    I could only find it online. NO stores in my area sold it. A small can was about 15.00, and it's great stuff. I gloss all my clay sculptures with it. Is it safe to use as a gloss for a tip? I don't know. I probably would.


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  11. SkvLTD

    SkvLTD Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Fimo in itself is quite amazing, but to constantly have in in your mouth with vapor running through, that I'm not too sure about along with the rest here.

    Now, why not some ABS plastic and a dremel to try the same kind of idea?
     
  12. dandellion

    dandellion Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Yup, polymer is not recommended for anything that goes into mouth.
     
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