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Title: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jknuth on August 13, 2008, 05:38:56 PM
Hiya all.

I keep getting emails about this. so here goes.
A custom acrylic eye tutorial.

http://www.knuthart.com/joshua/blog/

I made a Bull Shark eye, but this technique will work for any animal Mammal, Bird, Reptile and Fish.

Here is the finished eye.
(http://www.knuthart.com/blog/eye/eye_threequarter.jpg)

I hope it helps out, and Have some fun!!
~Josh
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Uncle Harley on August 13, 2008, 05:51:48 PM
WOW!!!!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: D. Price on August 13, 2008, 07:19:47 PM
Great tutorial, thanks for sharing Josh.  That is awesome the talented people that visit this site everyday and share their knowledge for free.


D.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jknuth on August 13, 2008, 07:36:40 PM
Great tutorial, thanks for sharing Josh.  That is awesome the talented people that visit this site everyday and share their knowledge for free.


D.

Free  HA
You all owe me a fifty bucks.
BUHAHAHAHA


I am glad to.
;D

Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Joey Arender on August 13, 2008, 08:17:35 PM
You are a freak>>> That is cool, and is something I just wish I could do. Thanks for sharing!!!!!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jknuth on August 13, 2008, 08:27:31 PM
You are a freak>>> That is cool, and is something I just wish I could do. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

You can just do it.
I started it late last night. Its involved, but alot of it is waiting for resin and silicone.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jeff Sonner on August 13, 2008, 10:43:29 PM
Awesome Josh, Thanks for the time you put into it.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: TomL on August 13, 2008, 10:49:30 PM
Excellent tutorial Josh.  Im definitely gonna give it a try, just doubt my paint job will be anything near yours.  Actually 50 dollars is probably a bargain for what I've learned from you on here so far.  Thanks for takin the time to show how you do things.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Perca fluviatilis on August 14, 2008, 01:14:45 AM
Excellent tutorial Josh. Thank You very much!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Red stag on August 14, 2008, 02:58:09 AM
Josh- Thanks for sharing. The results are great.  :o Ollie
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: JP a.k.a Taxi-lover on August 14, 2008, 06:59:48 AM
Thank you so much!! This was a killer tutorial...
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: TMTaxidermy on August 14, 2008, 01:52:41 PM
I'm blown away-WOW!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: TaylorsTaxidermy on August 14, 2008, 05:03:49 PM
DAMN IT!!!!  I Guess i'll have to try that this weekend with that recently cast bluegill. 

You know josh, you and lowell have been delaying my whitetails and other mammals lately....nice tutorial...!!!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jim Tucker on August 15, 2008, 01:26:24 AM
I have got to say some of the cool stuff that has been posted lately has really made me HUNGRY to do taxidermy after years of just looking at it as a JOB.

I haven't had the desire to do a competition piece or just something for myself for quite awhile.

Josh you have inspired me.

If you thought that technique up all by yourself it was brilliant.....if not....the guy who did was brilliant. VERY COOL.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jknuth on August 15, 2008, 01:44:00 AM
Its not my Idea.

Just a modified version of what is done in the prosthetics and Special effects Industry.
I just lowered the cost a bunch. lol    Man Iam a cheapskate

Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: CHT on August 15, 2008, 03:17:21 PM
Cheeees and rice man , you make me want to start doing fish again. Thanks that is awesome
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Chad See on August 15, 2008, 03:33:20 PM
As usual Josh, that was amazing.  You are a very talented individual.  I for one really appreciate your openness and the time you take to put together tutorials.  Thanks!  I cant wait to try that method. 
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jimmy Lawrence on August 15, 2008, 04:48:20 PM
Your amount of god-given talent is unreal.  You are an inspiration to us all.  Me for sure. 

I LOVE THAT EYE.  I HAVE A REFERENCE PICTURE THAT MATCHES THAT EXACTLY. 

Man, your awesome.



Jimmy
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: mk on August 16, 2008, 09:56:23 PM
ditto.  josh you are making some crazy cool stuff man, thanks for inspiring us to try and think outside the box
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: AWT on September 05, 2008, 09:25:22 AM
WOW! that's Amazing. Thanks a lot
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: SCT on September 05, 2008, 09:47:06 AM
Josh, what kind of paints and resin are you using? I've been wanting to make my own custom eyes for mule deer and you have given me the knowledge to do so. Thank you
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: coroner2 on September 05, 2008, 02:49:17 PM
A great tutorial, keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: JennaLD on September 13, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
You are extremely talented. Amazing work!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: D.W.M. on March 12, 2009, 07:52:36 AM
You couldn't buy a more life like eye. Thanks for sharing that.
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: michael p. on March 12, 2009, 10:55:48 PM
Hey Josh, maybe you could fly over to Germany & teach Buck how to make good eyes !!  :) ROTFLMAO!!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: CJ Herring on March 13, 2010, 12:38:45 PM
I'm lost for words. Great tutorial !
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: boarhunter67 on March 26, 2010, 02:43:30 PM
I went to look at this and don't see the tutorial, only the finished product.  Did it move?
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Jknuth on March 26, 2010, 10:25:25 PM
Here is a direct link

http://www.knuthart.com/joshua/blog/?p=31

I have since added quite a few blog posts, so I think its a few pages back
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: boarhunter67 on March 26, 2010, 10:42:39 PM
Thanks.  It was well worth it.  All I can say is WoW!
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Bear Claw on March 26, 2010, 10:46:20 PM
Unbelievable tutorial and I have to know what is the name of the song playing with it?
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: RedWolf7 on April 20, 2012, 01:50:22 PM
Your eyes are amazing!  What type of resin do you use to get sharp clarity, and is there any problem getting it to adhere to the sculpy?
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: B.S.O'Hare on May 07, 2012, 07:30:33 AM
What happened to the blog?  I looked at it once but now when I open it its just the page header and the rest isn't there...
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: CrabCrazy on May 08, 2012, 03:58:00 PM
yeah josh, what happen to your blog pages..i see you upgraded your page
Title: Re: Making custom eyes out of clear acrylic. (A tutorial)
Post by: Gameovertaxidermy on May 09, 2012, 07:34:34 PM
What happened to the blog?  I looked at it once but now when I open it its just the page header and the rest isn't there...

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