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#154145 - 08/04/2003 12:18 Cast metal buttons and knobs
fede
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Registered: 31/01/2002
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
There has been a lot of talk and experimentation regarding translucent buttons and knobs here on the board. Would anyone be interested in metal buttons? I was thinking about something like sterling silver. My mom does some jewelry casting. I would think this would not bee too hard to do.
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#154146 - 08/04/2003 12:45 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

Mmm.... Silver buttons! Unfortunately, they would need to be sealed, or they would tarnish. But still, that could be a neat effect.
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#154147 - 08/04/2003 12:55 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I'm sure you can't do it, but I think stainless would be neat.

How about bronze? What other darker metals would be possible?
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#154148 - 08/04/2003 12:57 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: pgrzelak]
fede
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Registered: 31/01/2002
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
If you use it everyday would they get a chance to tarnish? My wedding ring is silver and it has not tarnished yet.
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#154149 - 08/04/2003 13:00 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: wfaulk]
fede
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Registered: 31/01/2002
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
I do not know how difficult it would be to cast stainless but I could ask. I would guess that bronze would not be that hard.

If it were on an Empeg for my mom she would probably want some kind of gem stone inset in the buttons so she could use LEDs.
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#154150 - 08/04/2003 13:24 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
foxtrot_xray
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Registered: 03/03/2002
Posts: 687
Loc: Atlanta, Georgia
Oooh... Combine the sterling silver (or mabe a darker metal) with the pinhole-light idea.. That would be kinda nifty.

Me.
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#154151 - 08/04/2003 14:19 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
Heather
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 509
Loc: NY
If it were on an Empeg for my mom she would probably want some kind of gem stone inset in the buttons so she could use LEDs.


I would definitely want this. If she's willing to do it, lemme know. I'd be interested in doing something with small diamonds on the knob (have the stones already).
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#154152 - 08/04/2003 14:22 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: Heather]
mcomb
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Registered: 31/08/1999
Posts: 1649
Loc: San Carlos, CA
have the stones already


First of all ROFL. Secondly, is this a creative use for an old wedding ring or what ;-)
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#154153 - 08/04/2003 14:40 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
genixia
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Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
I'm just waiting for Saddam to place his order...solid gold with gemstone inlays. Probably a multiple order with a variety of gemstones to match cars and lenses; ruby, sapphire, emerald, yellow sapphire, diamond, etc.
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#154154 - 08/04/2003 16:15 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: genixia]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
I take it you saw the pictures of the taps in his palace then?

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#154155 - 08/04/2003 16:20 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: genixia]
jasonc
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Registered: 08/12/2001
Posts: 109
I'm just waiting for Saddam to place his order...


ya really think Saddam is(was) an empeg kinda guy?

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#154156 - 09/04/2003 07:05 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: Heather]
fede
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Registered: 31/01/2002
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
Just when I thought I had seen everything here. If I can get the buttons cast I am pretty sure you gould mount any kind of stone you wanted in it.

If it were me though, I would NEVER leave this combination in the car unsupervised.
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#154157 - 09/04/2003 08:57 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: mcomb]
Heather
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Registered: 14/01/2002
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Loc: NY
mcomb
First of all ROFL. Secondly, is this a creative use for an old wedding ring or what ;-)


No, just a parcel of tiny diamonds given to me. Not terribly valuable. Haven't lost my mind yet, never accepted a ring.

fede
Just when I thought I had seen everything here. If I can get the buttons cast I am pretty sure you gould mount any kind of stone you wanted in it.


I've got a modified chanel bag as an empeg case (all the other alternatives are ugly), so diamond buttons isn't really much of a stretch after that. If she can do a copy of the fascia also, I'd want that too.

If it were me though, I would NEVER leave this combination in the car unsupervised.


The empeg never sits in an unattended car. When it was stolen, it was in a bag on my arm. Nothing ever sits in my cabrio unattended that's more valuable to me than a plastic cigarette lighter. I tend to leave it open.
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#154158 - 09/04/2003 21:37 Re: Cast metal buttons and knobs [Re: fede]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3137
Loc: Portland, OR
If it were on an Empeg for my mom she would probably want some kind of gem stone inset in the buttons so she could use LEDs.


Heh... I can see it now... a faceplate and buttons worth more than the original cost of the Empeg.

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