Battery Coffin  
   
     
  3D Coring  
   
     
  Using the 3D bone models to determine the the most suitable areas to cut the bone.  
     
 

 

 
  3D Models  
   
     
   
     
  3D models based on the coring experiments.  
     
 

 

 
  Laser Etch Tests  
   
     
   
     
 
Laser etching a cross into the porous bone. The first run produced a delicate brown appearance. The etching was repeated on the top half of the bone which produced a black, charred appearance.
 
     
 

 

 
  Capsule Making  
   
     
   
     
 

It was not possible to find a suitable coring tool. Instead a section was cut by hand, and turned to a cylinder on the lathe. It was decided at this stage to make the capsule thicker than originally intended, due to the proportions of the corks. The corks for the models were kindly supplied by Rankin Brothers & Sons (www.rankincork.co.uk), free of charge.

 
     
   
     
 

The section of bone was then machined further within a custom made holster, in order to prevent damage to the piece. It was then soaked in white spirit and heated gently to remove any grease.

 
     
   
     
  Coffin Graphics  
   
     
 

 

 
  Display Stand Sketches  
   
   
     
  Display Stand Prototypes  
   
     
   
     
   
     
  Battery Capsule  
   
     
   
     
   
     
     
 
Copyright Andrew Ross 2008