Lisa Katayama at 8:31 am Thu, May 27, 2010
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Franc Grom, a Slovenian artist, makes these amazing designs by drilling holes into egg shells. He has made over 300 so far; sometimes it takes him months to finish a single piece.
If was making art from an egg-shell, the damn thing would break in my hands in like five-seconds.
The talent of some people never ceases to amaze me.
It is wonderful I am triing to do such a eggs but I am beginer. I can’t stop looking to your drilled eggs
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My friends dad (a former dentist) invented the drill they use for doing these eggs. Lew was an old school maker for sure. I love that people are still using his tool and making great things.
This is amazing, I’m going to check it out…wonder when there will be a show in the States.
He’s crazy. They’re so fragile.
Hmmm… I suddenly have an idea for what to do with my laser cutter – a little carbon powder on the egg, and a DC motor rotation spindle – poof! Now I can open a mall-kiosk and make *millions*. :-)
@Tomooj, my thoughts exactly! I saw an egg decorator at this year’s Maker’s Faire, using a rotational plotter. Seems like most of the tools needed are already done.
Name suggestions for the franchise? Let’s see:
egg is stencil
the yolks on you
cluck, cluck, bling!
Google “Pysanki” for awesome egg art.
Slavs have always been among the best at egg arts.
Would it be cheating to increase the structural integrity of the shells by filling them with wax first?
Well, for the franchise, I guess not, but you would have to tune the power well enough so that the laser doesn’t vaporize too much of the wax.
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