Post by Thulean Hamask on Mar 4, 2018 20:06:27 GMT
Not purely MYFAROG related, but related nonetheless.
About 4 years ago, I found out about shungite and its useful water purifying and protective properties. I got myself some pieces and carved a Mjölnir pendant out of it, also keeping many other pieces to use in water and next to my electronics.
Carving the pendant was pretty laborious, as it is a very hard mineraloid and the black dust gets EVERYWHERE. But many dozens of dremel tool pieces and sanding belts later, I finally had my pendant. It was larger than I wished, and quite heavy. I finally gave up wearing it, as it was too uncomfortable, and ended up tying it to the strap of my backpack.
Today I decided to finally do something about it, so I got a bunch of low grit sandpaper and sat outside for 2 hours. Finally I took about 1/3 to 1/2 the weight and about 5mm of thickness off, making it much more wearable.
That shungite pendant you've made is total boss. Could you upload a picture of all the tools you have used in the process? I have some pretty nice stones here at home and would love to give it a go. How much did the shungite stone cost you?
What are its effects next to electronics? Does it someone how balance how any potentially harmful rays?
To make the original shape, I used a Dremel with cutting wheels and small sanding pieces. Drilled the hole for the string with a regular drill and hardened point. To further shape and smooth it, I used sandpaper. 80 grit to remove large sections, then 240 and up to do final contouring and smoothing. Finally a super-fine wet sanding paper to polish. Be warned, the dust gets EVERYWHERE and is hard to remove. You'll be coughing and sneezing it. Do the work outside if possible.
I bought the square tiles off eBay. Roughly 13cm x 13cm x 1.5 cm for around $10
There are many shapes available, such as pyramids and spheres and assorted pendants, but these were the best for the task.
They definitely block some phone reception and wifi when against a phone.