grinding out fish eyes

Submitted by June on 12/19/05 at 11:15 PM. ( ) 4.244.39.77

Doing finish work on fish... any suggestions on an fast and effecient ways to grind out the eye sockets? Any tips would help.

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use

This response submitted by Tenbears on 12/20/05 at 3:08 AM. ( ) 205.188.116.137

a buring bit in a die grinder.


I use a .................

This response submitted by Paul B on 12/20/05 at 8:52 AM. ( bears@att.net ) 24.236.222.110


wood bit that is close to the eye size. once I have a nice round hole bored, then I go to the buring bit (on my dremel) to undercut the socket so the eye fits in nicely. I use flex eyes, might have to do it a bit different for other types.

PB


Well...

This response submitted by marty on 12/20/05 at 9:34 AM. ( ) 24.15.107.136

...Are you doing it on a skin mount or replica? I do the above on replicas. But, on skin mounts a less messy way to get the dried mache' out of the eye sockets is to use a small knife to cut it out (I use a Shrade Old Timer from Walmart. It has a nice point, it's short and firm). I don't like dust...


use a

This response submitted by scottz on 12/21/05 at 10:45 PM. ( ) 152.163.100.133

dremel with a small round pointed bit.


Paul, I do the same thing...

This response submitted by marty on 12/22/05 at 11:19 PM. ( ) 24.15.107.136

...I try to dremmel it out so that I can still use most if not all of the eyelid so I don't have to sculpt in much.

Word of warning with the dremmels. Wear eye protection (obviously) as the bits can shatter. Also, hang onto the dremmmel tightly so it doesn't jump. You'll find out really quickly IF the replica's head/cheek got a little thin if this happens...


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