Sunday, November 25, 2012

Japanese System Kitchen - I've hit a wall...

I have been working on the system kitchen, but I've been having some difficulty. The sink. I want the counter and sink to look like one piece of molded metal. The counter came out to my satisfaction, but the sink has not.

I built the thing out of wood and thought my typical gesso-sand-repeat routine would get it smooth enough for spray painting. That's the same thing I did with the counter, so it should've worked. Well, it didn't. I can't get to the tiny curves to sand smooth. I don't want ridges, so this is absolutely unacceptable. I tried a jelly container initially, but they must be making them with really crappy plastic now because the plastic kind of melted with spray painting. (I have used the jelly containers in the past even spray painting them, and it worked well.)

See those awful interior joints? I want smooooooth.


The only thing I've been able to come up with is looking for someone to actually mold the little sink for me in plastic or metal. It would still need to be painted to match the counter. Maybe I just need to look into resin casting...?

If anyone out there has the inclination to post a suggestion, I would greatly welcome it.

5 comments:

  1. I have built a sink from wood - took me a few tries to figure it out. http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/kitchen-sink

    The second time around was even easier. :]
    http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/spring-fling-kitchen

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    1. Your method was actually inspiration for my sink. :) I'm a fan... I reread your posts and I forgot about the pooling thing. Maybe that'11 take care of my edges. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I was planning on trying to make one out of air dry clay... hopefully it will be succesful!

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    1. I tried stuffing some Crayola Model Magic into the original jelly container, but I wasn't happy with it. What clay are you going to use?

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  3. Hi... I think the clay I am going to try is something like DAS - I still haven't done it, but I do have an empty hand soap container at the moment that I intend using to try to shape it. I am going to give it a go this weekend so will update and let you know!

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