One question in advance, concerning starplates:
That might depend on the composition/binder and wetness ect. , but just to have some numbers for calculations:
What is in your opinion the pressure range for proper, hardbreak resistant pressed stars?
I found numbers between 1500 and 2xxx psi on the composition.
Woodysrocks offers some nice starplates, stating the small and medium ones are suited for 1 and 2tons respectively, by rough calculation that would mean some 1000psi on the comp.
Do you have an opinion on that?
In this case I have some 8-12mm stars in mind. The ones I used to make using syringes, causing blisters on my hands and lots of cursing...
In general, what do you think of gang pumps?
Your're likely never get the same pressure on your stars, and using other means than the force of ones hand I expect them to be damaged rather easily (true? Just my thoughts...).
I had some nice applications for microstars in my mind - that means crackling, but also colours.
Something like 3mm would be my choice. Cutting with a screen is not my way, I just dont like it.
So - the solution should be either a gang pump or a special star plate...
Rather on the large side with dragon eggs, but using some kind of spacer system to limit their length to small disks/pellets.
Using a non NC composition.
This is just some brainstorming activity right know, what are your thoughts on that?
Edited by mabuse00, 13 September 2020 - 07:45 AM.