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Happy Easter… with plastic eggs!

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Gordon maldivesmakers

Happy Easter… with plastic eggs!

01/04/2018 at 20:43

Happy Easter Everyone!

Just wanted to share the plastic Easter eggs we made with our injection moulding machine in the Maldives. We are based at Soneva Fushi resort and have been recycling bottle tops into eggs.

I tried a ‘quick release’ approach to the cast aluminium mould, hanging it off a custom ‘T’ piece on the nozzle and holding it shut with vice grips, which works quite nicely. Happy to share more details if anyone’s interested.

Cheers, Gordon

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starter
01/04/2018 at 21:22
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Great

warrior
01/04/2018 at 23:03
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Woah, this is super cool!!

starter
02/04/2018 at 04:01
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Amazing !

helper
02/04/2018 at 08:36
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Interesting! Please share more
@maldivesmakers

starter
02/04/2018 at 15:52
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Super cool!

warrior
02/04/2018 at 16:00
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Very nice finish, how did you polish them?

starter
02/04/2018 at 16:40
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Hi @andyn,

There was some flashing on the join when they came out (I hope my next mould will be a lot better). This I could just cut off with a knife while warm, and then I used a sander to remove the roughness. Finally I used a buffing wheel and buffing compound to polish it up.

These photos are of the first egg I made. I made improvements to the mould so that I didn’t really need the sanding step for later eggs, just buffing.

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starter
02/04/2018 at 22:25
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Hermoso! Nice!

starter
03/04/2018 at 14:19
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Thank you @pattikawa!

You can find a short slideshow showing the whole process from end to end on our Facebook page.

Cheers, Gordon

helper
06/04/2018 at 22:16
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Congrats guys, your finishing are perfect !

I tried to use my aluminium mould for compression, more tricky but doable 😉

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starter
06/04/2018 at 22:36
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Wonderful use for the Easter season. Congrats.

starter
06/04/2018 at 23:21
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Excellent!

starter
06/05/2018 at 11:55
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nice

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