After 30 years of making them, I’ve finally gotten around to shooting a few videos about them (what, no pancakes emoji ??!! I demand to see the manager!) .
Promotional, more than instructional , though one is useful as a compliment to the written instruction
sheet I send out to new die customers . These aren’t about showing you how to make pancake dies,
because doing that to the level I envision it needing to be done is something that’s always seemed
too big to tackle . How can I tell you all the things inside my head ? (line from an ancient song by The
Moody Blues). These are about the wonderful things you can do with pancake dies, not the devilish
details of making them the right way.
Some of you know about me and my dies ("my dies and I " sounds silly!) , so you know that “RT”
or pancake dies can indeed work very well , but may not be aware of quite everything they can do.
Others may not have been exposed to pancakes the way I make them , and so, may think they
don’t necessarily work so great. It’s definitely a tricky technology , for all it’s simplicity , and there
are many ways they can be headache-inducing , but I’ve figured out how to minimize the problems,
and offer the results to those that desire them.
Mind you, I’m not a professional video artiste , I’m just a smartass with a pc , a digital SLR , and
something to yap about. I’ve tried to keep the “ums” and “uhhhs” to a minimum, but they sneak in,
because I didn’t like the feel of rehearsed/recited lines . For the most part I just show stuff and talk
about stuff I know , and the flow works better that way . So , on youtube, look for the DogBoyDar
channel , and “pancake dies” , and here are the links to the four I’ve made already . So far , I’ve
given overviews about dies and possibilities , with just one going into deeper material , about
one-step cutting/embossing pancake dies. Subsequent ones will cover using what I call “donut dies”
(pancakes that cut a part and a hole out of the middle in one step) , and also some about using
the dies in conjunction with formed parts , both single , and two-step procedures. Here youz go:
Get some views goin’ here…
Muchas Gracias y you’re welcome !
(icosahedron) ((yes, I know futbol balls
are icosidodecahedra , but that’s a dang icosahedron! )