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Vibrating Plaster mold board 'Hirst Arts'

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Hi all
I have been making war games scenery for a while (along with everything else) and been using Hirst Arts plaster molds to do it. I was getting fed up with using a board with sponge on the bottom and having to hit it with your hand while filling it with the other. so using mostly bits left around the house i made a Vibrating Board (V.001)

Would like to give a HUGE shout out to http://www.hirstarts.com for supplying the worlds best molds. Been using them for a while and there is nothing but all round love for them.  
 
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Step 1: Making the Board

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First of making the board. 

You will need for the board:
1. MDF/Ply board
2. 4 rubber feet
3. Jubilee clip (large)
4. 12v~ 50Hz Motor
5. 3 connector blocks (one set of 2)
6. Small screw (needs to be able to fit into the connector block hole)
7. Small nut (needs to be able for a connector block screw to fit through it)
8. Black bin liner
9. PVA glue 
10. 1mm Twin power cable
11. Cable ties

Making the board:
1. I have plenty of MDF laying about the house so I started with one of them, cut it down to a sensible size of 300mm x 210mm and in the middle of the top made two cuts of 20mm and about 30mm apart (these are to attach the motor to)
2. I covered the board in PVA glue and then wrapped a black bin liner (I wasn’t to bothered about how neat it was, in fact I was kind of glad it has the ripples in it as it helps hold onto the moulds when the board is damp)
3. I drilled four holes in each corner for the rubber feet I have and inserted them.
4. After the glue had a chance to dry I went ahead and bent the jubilee clip into shape and fitted it to the board and then the motor. Making sure the motor is strapped down well.
5. I screwed two connector blocks into the board and terminated the motor wires in to it.
6. I drilled another hole next to the motor to allow for a cable tie to fit into to hold the power lead for the motor.
7. I cut all that was needed for the power lead and terminated them into the connector block, fastening the wire to the board with a cable tie.
spylock1 year ago
many items for this project can be found in those seat massage units.
Orngrimm1 year ago
Small simple and effective! Just how an 'ible should be! :)
Cool project and nice output! :)
Nice work! This might work for vibrating small concrete projects as well. Most of the vibrating tables available are made for sorting letters and cost way too much money ($600+). Great alternative here!
fretted1 year ago
This should come in handy i love hirst molds
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