Undertoad Wednesday Apr 28 01:14 PM
4/28/2004: Carved eggshells
glatt Wednesday Apr 28 01:16 PM
I've seen these before, but can't remember where.
pdaoust Wednesday Apr 28 03:07 PM
ohhhhhh, I bet I know how they do it
you know, if you take a good hard look at those eggs, they seem to have the same colour, shape, and texture as ostrich eggs. I imagine ostrich eggs would be much easier to carve than, say, chicken egs.
jdbutler Wednesday Apr 28 03:10 PM
Yeah, they're good...but can he fix Humpty?
AstroJetson Wednesday Apr 28 03:10 PM
Google is your friend
ladysycamore Wednesday Apr 28 05:50 PM
Leah Wednesday Apr 28 06:53 PM
Pretty interesting, but not my cup of tea.
Happy Monkey Wednesday Apr 28 06:58 PM
Leah Wednesday Apr 28 07:02 PM
ha ha ha very funny
Pearcie (AUS) Wednesday Apr 28 07:30 PM
Haha, nice 1 HappyMonkey.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Apr 28 09:00 PM
Sounds like a perfect job for a laser.
lhand Wednesday Apr 28 09:46 PM
First computer job
Years ago, around 1975 I guess, I was working with IBM 5100 computers (pre-PCs), writing accounting software, and I did some stuff for a company that made micro sand blasters used in IC manufacturing. The owner's wife used to come in and use the machines free-hand to carve eggs like these. I wonder what tools were used to make these ones.
Pearcie (AUS) Wednesday Apr 28 09:49 PM
It's similar to a dentists drill apparently. There's some good info in the links from AstroJetson further up the page.
Lady Sidhe Wednesday Apr 28 10:22 PM
Actually, my grandfather used to raise Emus, and I have an empty emu shell....they're huge (you can make four STUFFED scrambled-egg sandwiches out of ONE), and they're a beautiful dark green. The shells are pretty thick, so if those ARE ostrich eggs, they probably wouldn't have to harden them before carving.
tw Thursday Apr 29 12:11 AM
Same may be possible with a laser cutter.
Elspode Thursday Apr 29 12:47 PM
These rock, but I'm thinking you would *really* need to display them under glass, as dusting them would be somewhat problematic.