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No, not the Necronomicon photos yet...

...I'll post those later today.

Instead, i want to complain about silicone.

The distribution of stress inside silicone rubber is fractal in nature. What that means is that silicone rubber tends to fail in unpredictable ways when it's stressed. It never cleaves cleanly in the way that most solids do. It will rip or tear, always roughly and sometimes not at the point of greatest stress.

What that means is that carving, boring, and drilling a silicone dildo is exceptionally difficult and frustrating. It's virtually impossible to get a clean hole through a silicone dildo, and the silicone can rip even when being sliced by a razor knife. It also deforms under stress, of course, so the cuts and holes assume an irregular shape when the stress is relieved.

Frustratin'.


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tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
Re: Melting
I thought about that, but didn't experiment on the grounds that I don't know what temperature silicone melts at, i don't want molten silicone all over the place, I didn't have any way to heat a tool to try to work with the silicone, and I think burning silicone probably smells awful. :) I may, if I need to keep doing this sort of thing, experiment with melting rather than cutting, though.
feorlen
Oct. 20th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Melting
I would think the necessary temp might generally be classified as "Very High". I've used my silicone cooking tools on some pretty damn high heat and come nowhere near melting. Nice crunchy raw meat.... hot pan, cold meat, smoke detector screaming...

I was just at Costco and looking at the nice steak-like meat. Mmmm. But I decided I'd rather buy a week's worth of other food instead. :(
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tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
Just posted the Necro photos!

I was carving a silicone dildo becase i was in an industrious mood last night, so I did a load of laundry, moved some furniture, cleaned up the bedroom, and made a new sex toy.
siren_sings
Oct. 20th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
Why not just mold one expressly to suit your purposes rather than modifying an existing one?

Seems a shame to waste a perfectly good and damned expensive dildo that way.
tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Molding one to the shape I needed would involve a very complicated multipart mold that's not terribly practical. No biggie, though; I have a huge box of brand-new miscellaneous dildos and vibrators in the closet, so I just grabbed a dilsdo out of that.
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tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
GAH! Bad pun! Bad pun!

The hole is there for the pressurized whipped cream to have a path to travel down, of course!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 23rd, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
I wonder....
Just stopping by to say 'hi', and wondering.....who's going to be on the receiving end of all that whipped cream?? *laugh*

Maybe it's going to be you even Franklin? That would be fun!

Don't forget to 'flush' this after reading - I've already reached who I want to.

Like I said before, an intriguing individual. Still unchanged, still selfish I'm sure, but intriguing.

Have fun and stay safe.

Cheers

Ruth in Australia

PS. The 'Your Fortune' quote that came up on your webpage some time back was 'some things in life are worth cheating for' - I can relate to that.

PPS. Fingers crossed for an emphatic George W victory come November!! =) I hope so anyway, I've got money riding on it...
tacit
Oct. 24th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
Re: I wonder....
"Just stopping by to say 'hi', and wondering.....who's going to be on the receiving end of all that whipped cream?? *laugh*

Maybe it's going to be you even Franklin?"


It could happen...

"Like I said before, an intriguing individual. Still unchanged, still selfish I'm sure, but intriguing."

I think that since you don't know me, and don't know anything about me, you've acquired the habit of projecting onto me. For example, you have absolutely no way to judge whether I'm selfish or not, but you've already decided I am nonetheless. I think that's interesting.

"PS. The 'Your Fortune' quote that came up on your webpage some time back was 'some things in life are worth cheating for' - I can relate to that."

"Anything worth having is worth cheating for." Comedian W. C. Fields, who was well-known for his cynical and acidic sense of humor. The quote comes from the 1941 movie "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break."

"PPS. Fingers crossed for an emphatic George W victory come November!! =) I hope so anyway, I've got money riding on it..."

Ad why on *earth* would anyone want a victory for Bush? Particularly anyone living in a part of the world that isn't the United States?
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Re: I wonder....
I do think I have ways to judge alright - you've laid enough of your life out here to provide ample evidence. However, that's only my personal opinion, and others who know you well may differ.

Thank you for the origin of that quote.

I don't know why you would think that just because I live on the other side of the world that I wouldn't have an interest in American politics - we have a very strong alliance with your country, unequalled by any other country in fact.

We've just re-elected our Prime Minister, John Howard, for a historic 4th term, and the implications of that in itself is quite far reaching - not that too many in the rest of the world are concerned all that much about Australian politics, but right now, at this time, whether Howard was returned to government was critical....but I won't get into this too much. You would disagree strongly anyway with my opinions on this subject, and just about every other one I could think of!

Let's just say that I will be very happy to see George Bush re-elected, and I am quietly confident that he will be.

Cheers

Ruth

ex_saldana781
Oct. 20th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
"is that carving, boring, and drilling a silicone dildo is exceptionally difficult and frustrating"... man, I jsut snorted ice water. I know that wasn't MEANT to be funny, but I wonder if those words have ever been strung together in that manner previsouly......
serolynne
Oct. 20th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
Darn, and that's exactly what I was gonna do today.
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tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
You can cut silicone with a razor knife, as long as you're vey careful; just use steady pressure, as back-and-forth tends to tear and fragment the silicone. For boring, I haven't found a really good way to do it, though a smooth, sharp instrument like an awl pressed into the silicone works reasonably well. You'll need a tool much, much larger than the hole you want (like, three times the size of the hole), because the silicone tends to just stretch around the tool.
fangly
Oct. 20th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
??
Depending on the size hole you are trying to create in the silicone. Could you not also pierce it?? Piercing needles have the inside hollow so that the flesh (or silicone in this case) can be removed by the needle in a cylindrical plug. So now to find a piercing needle the size of the hole you need..
tacit
Oct. 20th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
Re: ??
Y'know, that's a very clever idea. If I'm faced with this situation again, I think that just might be the way to go about it...
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