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06-05-2012, 03:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Custom made thumb-rest

This makes the K-01 much more comfortable and safer to hold.

Very positive sideeffect ist that now it is almost impossible to open up that strange rubber flap accidently.

Material: CoCroMo alloy and the historic leather covering of an old Pentax Spotmatic.
Now I have even more fun using my brick


Greets, Jens

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06-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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That's not a metal you can cast yourself, is it?
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Wow! Nice job
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Nice fabrication!

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Thanks a lot! Pleased that you like it too

I am a dentaltechnician so I have lots of possibilities in the lab.

I modelled the thing from plastic and metal, later it was burnt out and the metal was casted in the hollow shape.
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I understand now.

A type of 'lost wax' casting.

Clever work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mtansley Quote
I understand now.

A type of 'lost wax' casting.

Clever work!
Thanks! Yes, it is called exactly like that. I used 2-component glue to mount it at the cameras surface. So it should never come loose again. Its feels really much safer in the hand now and its way more comfortable, cause the thumb has grip and support now where before there wasn't any.
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That is amazing!! I love the design of it

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Nice job!
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