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Mike Wilson

Getting back into photography

I haven’t owned a camera for several years; I’ve been relying on my iPhone’s camera. A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to get back into photography and last week I bought an Olympus OM-D E-M10 III with 14-42mm…

Plaster of Paris with mica pigment

Candlesticks
I’ve been experimenting colouring my plaster of Paris candlesticks with mica pigment. That’s the stuff sold for making soap, cosmetics & candles. The results are very pleasing. I’m adding 5% pigment by dry weight to the plaster before adding plaster…

Another candlestick design

Candlestick
This is a shorter version of the candlestick I made a couple of weeks ago. The design is similar, a little shorter. I also noticed that, viewed head-on, the cup of the original design didn’t look attached to the stem,…

3D Printed candlestick project

I designed this candlestick in SketchUP and my 3D printer is printing part of the mould as I type. The candlestick is designed to fit 50mm diameter candles. When all the parts are printed I will cast cast candlesticks in…

3d printed printing press

3d Printed Printing Press
I printed this mini press from the design by the Open Press project. It will print up to about 6cm wide. I plan to do some dry point etching in plastic plates designed for the purpose. I’ll have to wait…