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Old 02-28-2011, 08:36 PM
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Picture using new knife stand

I came accross these BIG BALLS in my workshop and thought they would make a great knife display stand.
The only problem, it's rather tough to get a photo without shadows on the ball.
Any suggestions other than Photoshop?

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:39 PM
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I think you've done all you can do. A full 360° tent would be impossible.

A really good artist could make this look plausible, but here is a hack job which at least keeps the sharp edges from distracting. (I used the smudge tool at 90%)



Nicely done. How did you cut the bearing?

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Old 03-02-2011, 10:57 PM
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Thanks Coop, I tried to clean it up with Photoshop but the more I tried the worse it looked so I finally just left it the way I shot it.

I ground a flat on the bearing and then I took my Dremel tool with a cut off disk and cut a slot in the top of the ball.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:52 PM
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I think you've done all you can do. A full 360° tent would be impossible.

A really good artist could make this look plausible, but here is a hack job which at least keeps the sharp edges from distracting. (I used the smudge tool at 90%)



Nicely done. How did you cut the bearing?

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Coop I took another stab at this and here is the result.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:32 PM
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Stephen - Coop's is the most effective and efficient method but IMHO it would be better to put a satin finish on the bearing surface so reflections will be diffused and minimized. However, if I were going to use a stand like that I'd prefer clear plastic with no logos or markings - less distracting.


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I like the stand!

I do agree that you might put a satin finish on though... maybe bead blast it or anodize it?


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Just drop them in some acid.
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That's pretty cool…..I like it. Don't think the reflection is enough to distract from the knife…..what about a white board held by hand to interfere with the reflection? Just a thought.

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