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Old 10-06-18, 08:50 PM
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The budget ones look budget, the nice ones are $$. Bought some acrylic at a local plastics supply shop to see what I could come up with. Wanted 1.5" square bar but at $180 for 6', that was a bit rich for my experimenting. Got a good deal on the 1.5" round so this was acceptable to learn on, these are the first two. Was fun and an interesting learning experience in seeing how the light refracts through them depending on the angles ground into them.






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Wasn't as pleased with the first two, I know I can improve so ground two more out:



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For product shots I assume?

The last set of 3 looks pretty cool!
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Yes. Was doing a rum bottle work-up and the real ice didn't look right nor good. That started a search on clear ice and the fake ones. Ordered some of the cheap ones off Amazon and those arrived yesterday. They are cast pieces with a mold cut in the corner along with varying mold characteristics present. Ground those off and polished them up, they are so-so. The last few days I've been observing how ice melts to gain insight how to shape them at various phases of melt. This is a pretty fun side project.

There is one prominent handmade supplier in North America and that person's ice cubes are here:
https://setshop.com/special-effects/...-high-quality/

I wish I could see on in person. For me to get two of the medium ice cubes it is $43/per ice cube, $17 in shipping and for some reason I get dinged sales tax from NY to CA for $9.14. $112.14 for two is $$.
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Made a few more and wanted to see how they would look in a glass.





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