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dave321
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micro star plate

Post by dave321 » Sun May 03, 2020 7:49 pm

see below a video posted on the apc forum re a micro star plate,

the same idea using silicone sheet was raised sometime ago on this forum by , i think ken (pyrogear)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo

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Lloyd
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Re: micro star plate

Post by Lloyd » Sun May 03, 2020 10:38 pm

Eh... that's a lot of stars in one plate. But from the video and the methods used, it looks a LOT slower than pressing them on a tablet press -- and on a tablet press, they come out dry and ready to prime and use!

Further, those don't look quite as small as 1/8", so I would hardly call them 'micro' stars. Yeah, they're small, but... we made a LOT of 1/16" stars for the theme parks (close-proximity mines for stage use).

I don't mean to belittle the man's work. He's obviously proficient at it. We just have different 'standards', considering what's just 'small', and what's micro, and what's efficient to make.

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Re: micro star plate

Post by Pyro-Gear » Mon May 04, 2020 10:08 am

It's a cheap micro-star plate made by me and i can make 1638 pieces of stars at a time with this.

I had to laugh at that statement maybe I should start charging people to belong to the forum it seems to work elsewhere in protecting data from being stolen and used to promote the look what I did crowd.

Sure for commercial use its not effective enough to be practical but for the hobby guys its fine, I figure next on the agenda after a ton of back slapping from APC he will come up with a formula, judging by the music in the back ground he doesn’t seem to be from a country that would steal intellectual content and say I made this!

Rant over hope you guys are all safe and thanks to you all for looking after the forum for me cheers Ken.

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