Instructables: exploring - living - mold making http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:24:06 PST BLOX v1.01 Design and make your own ceramic cups http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-make-your-own-ceramic-cups/
Design and make your own ceramic cups - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/JBMN/I3PRM71B/FF6JBMNI3PRM71B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/JBMN/I3PRM71B/FF6JBMNI3PRM71B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/JBMN/I3PRM71B/FF6JBMNI3PRM71B.SMALL.jpg jeremyzoo Welcome on my Instructable!This time I'm going to show you how to design and fabricate a ceramic cup in large quantities.Little bit on this project:I wanted to capture the whole process of designing the cup from start to finish, from plasticine to a ready item or product if you wish. So you will see...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:13:23 PST
How to cast hollow parts in a mold using wax, clay, epoxy and cement http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cast-hollow-parts-in-a-mold-using-wax-clay-/
How to cast hollow parts in a mold using wax, clay, epoxy and cement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/B981/I38SAL3W/FBFB981I38SAL3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/B981/I38SAL3W/FBFB981I38SAL3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/B981/I38SAL3W/FBFB981I38SAL3W.SMALL.jpg ComposiMold Learn the easiest method for duplicate your hollow parts! Remove the Master First Remove the hollow master from the mold.The center of the hollow piece was also molded and used. Thin and slow curing casting material Clear Casting Plastic is used as an example of a thin slow curing casting mate...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:16:42 PST
Art Deco Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Deco-Design/
Art Deco Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/LQJC/HXG6OO72/FADLQJCHXG6OO72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/LQJC/HXG6OO72/FADLQJCHXG6OO72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/LQJC/HXG6OO72/FADLQJCHXG6OO72.SMALL.jpg thiggs In this project I am going to go through a quick walk through with what I did to create large Art Deco panels. You can do this on what ever scale you want. For my purposes this was an installation piece for the grand hallway into a building.You want to start with a design. In this first picture you ...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:11:33 PDT
Custom Lid for Resealing Canned Foods http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Lid-for-Resealing-Canned-Foods/
Custom Lid for Resealing Canned Foods - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/B49S/HS18HBN0/FYPB49SHS18HBN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/B49S/HS18HBN0/FYPB49SHS18HBN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/B49S/HS18HBN0/FYPB49SHS18HBN0.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There isn't really a good way to reseal canned food. So I designed a simple silicone lid that will tightly fit over the top of a standard can. This silicone lid helps to keep the contents sealed until the next time that you need them. Here is how to make one. Select a Food Grade Silicone Putty...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:05:51 PST
Bear Ornament Push Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Bear-Ornament-Push-Mold/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/GA7V/HP8F1UO7/FZSGA7VHP8F1UO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/GA7V/HP8F1UO7/FZSGA7VHP8F1UO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/GA7V/HP8F1UO7/FZSGA7VHP8F1UO7.SMALL.jpg ComposiMold The following Instructable goes through the process for making a bear ornament using a push mold technique. The materials used for this example include an air dry modeling compound and PowerMold Re-Usable Mold Making Material. The PowerMold is used because of it firmness to allow clays, polymer clay...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:14:22 PST
Very Simple Vacuformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Simple-Vacuformer/
Very Simple Vacuformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/E3U5/HNT42OL7/FZFE3U5HNT42OL7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/E3U5/HNT42OL7/FZFE3U5HNT42OL7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/E3U5/HNT42OL7/FZFE3U5HNT42OL7.SMALL.jpg ekpuz This design was inspired by this: http://www.fringeneering.com/2012/07/vacuum-forming-on-mega-cheap.html but designed to be super easy to make using off the shelf parts and minimal machining. Instead of using laser cut or 3D printed parts, we will use toilet flange extenders, available at Home Depo...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:50:03 PST
5 Ways to Ruin a Mold Making Project http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Ways-to-Ruin-a-Mold-Making-Project/
5 Ways to Ruin a Mold Making Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/PKTV/HL5FMMPD/FEGPKTVHL5FMMPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/PKTV/HL5FMMPD/FEGPKTVHL5FMMPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/PKTV/HL5FMMPD/FEGPKTVHL5FMMPD.SMALL.jpg leftmusing Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "I know exactly how to do this correctly, but I'm not going to do it that way." Either cost or time or hubris gets in the way and you make a bunch of rookie mistakes and end up with a failed project. A failure that your logical side saw coming f...
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 15:08:40 PDT
Adding Bolts & Hardware into Silicone Mold Designs http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bolts-Hardware-into-Silicone-Mold-Designs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/E5EF/HI3TRWGV/FHRE5EFHI3TRWGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/E5EF/HI3TRWGV/FHRE5EFHI3TRWGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/E5EF/HI3TRWGV/FHRE5EFHI3TRWGV.SMALL.jpg AlumiliteCorp Learn how to easily cast threads and bolts into your castings when designing and making silicone molds.
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:10:11 PDT
Taxidermi Form Reproduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Taxidermi-Form-Reproduction/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/QA7I/HFONR57F/FCYQA7IHFONR57F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/QA7I/HFONR57F/FCYQA7IHFONR57F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/QA7I/HFONR57F/FCYQA7IHFONR57F.SMALL.jpg Capohanf I do not see an Instructable using this method so I will share with you what I did. I WANTED one of those WereWolf Trophy Heads that were built in another Instructable SO I began to look for the materials.  The main item, the thing the trophy head IS built around was a Bear Head Taxidermi Form.  Fir...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:32:03 PDT
Plaster alginate casts of my hand DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Plaster-alginate-casts-of-my-hand-DIY/
Plaster alginate casts of my hand DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K2NP/HAUNN7TE/FTNK2NPHAUNN7TE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K2NP/HAUNN7TE/FTNK2NPHAUNN7TE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K2NP/HAUNN7TE/FTNK2NPHAUNN7TE.SMALL.jpg angelgabriel In art and design school this past fall, I did some experimenting with dental-grade alginate, clay, plaster, and color additives. This is not a step-by-step I-ble. I just wanted to share pics of three separate plaster casts, all of my hand. The white hand w/ my mouth was an actual assignment. The ot...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:50:06 PST
Recast Chandilier http://www.instructables.com/id/Recast-Chandilier/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/A1YI/HA4MM90A/FVYA1YIHA4MM90A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/A1YI/HA4MM90A/FVYA1YIHA4MM90A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/A1YI/HA4MM90A/FVYA1YIHA4MM90A.SMALL.jpg rabidwoo Four out of 10 lights remained after a catastrophic fall after the lights were hung. I made a mold out of one of them using Smooth On Mold Max and then cast the light with a mixture of Smooth On Crystal Clear and pigments. The box is just stained plywood and the cables and wiring had to be reworked,...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:39:54 PST
Experimentation with plaster mold consistencies http://www.instructables.com/id/Experimentation-with-plaster-mold-consistencies/
Experimentation with plaster mold consistencies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/KPTF/H4VQDQBJ/F8DKPTFH4VQDQBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/KPTF/H4VQDQBJ/F8DKPTFH4VQDQBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/KPTF/H4VQDQBJ/F8DKPTFH4VQDQBJ.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com Since I do a lot of metal casting and therefore make a lot of plaster investment molds, I wanted to come up with a formula that works best to have consistent quality results with my castings. So I did several tests. If anyone has suggestion...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:52:43 PDT
How to make a reusable box for making plaster molds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-reusable-box-for-making-plaster-mold/
How to make a reusable box for making plaster molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/J70K/H4ZN4SO4/FY3J70KH4ZN4SO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/J70K/H4ZN4SO4/FY3J70KH4ZN4SO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/J70K/H4ZN4SO4/FY3J70KH4ZN4SO4.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com In order to save time, money and materials instead of using plastic buckets for mold containers and having to cut them and recycle them, I decided to make a reusable collapsible mold box. Take measurements I took measurements of the spru...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:14:48 PDT
How to make a two part silicone mold of a chicken foot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-two-part-silicone-mold-of-a-chicken-/
How to make a two part silicone mold of a chicken foot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/51BQ/H4AGKS09/FNF51BQH4AGKS09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/51BQ/H4AGKS09/FNF51BQH4AGKS09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/51BQ/H4AGKS09/FNF51BQH4AGKS09.SMALL.jpg Miss Cabbit I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com There are many different types of molds but when dealing with something with a large amount of undercuts such as a chicken foot a strechy, rubbery silicone mold works best. Make a container Silicone is expensive so in lack of a smallest ...
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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:47:01 PDT
World's easiest silicone mold. http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-easiest-silicone-mold/
World's easiest silicone mold. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/YUV3/H1DRXTZS/FRHYUV3H1DRXTZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/YUV3/H1DRXTZS/FRHYUV3H1DRXTZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/YUV3/H1DRXTZS/FRHYUV3H1DRXTZS.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Yep. That's right. I am about to change your mold-making technique forever. This simple way of silicone mold-making will have you wanting to make casts of all your trinkets and toys. You will need: water blue dish-soap (any brand seems to work) 100% Silicone (do not buy quick set sili...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:48:34 PDT
How to make a simple Silicone Mold out of Silicone Caulking http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Silicone-Mold-out-of-Silicone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/MYPM/H0OJ13O4/FUVMYPMH0OJ13O4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/MYPM/H0OJ13O4/FUVMYPMH0OJ13O4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/MYPM/H0OJ13O4/FUVMYPMH0OJ13O4.SMALL.jpg LetmeLearn Making a silicone mold can be a beneficial skill to learn how to do. You can take molds of objects you hand build or of objects found in the world. Taking a silicone mold will allow you to quickly reproduce an object for production or art. Let your imagination run wild and figure out how you can use...
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Mon, 9 Apr 2012 18:21:14 PDT
How to build a 1 part bonded sand mold http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-1-part-bonded-sand-mold/
How to build a 1 part bonded sand mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/EQFW/H0FLIWRE/FQ9EQFWH0FLIWRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/EQFW/H0FLIWRE/FQ9EQFWH0FLIWRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/EQFW/H0FLIWRE/FQ9EQFWH0FLIWRE.SMALL.jpg Scottbot This is how to build a 1 part bonded sand mold for casting metal. I made this at Techshop. www.techshop.ws Step 1: Make a pattern First step in creating a bonded sand mold is to create a pattern to be cast. In this case I decided to experiment with party balloons. I chose this material because th...
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 20:31:59 PDT
DIY CONCRETE :: Concrete iPad Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CONCRETE-Concrete-iPad-Stand/
DIY CONCRETE :: Concrete iPad Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/S44X/GW88W1SY/FY2S44XGW88W1SY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/S44X/GW88W1SY/FY2S44XGW88W1SY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/S44X/GW88W1SY/FY2S44XGW88W1SY.SMALL.jpg CHENG Concrete This Instructable will demonstrate how to make a concrete iPad stand from a plastic popcorn bucket, it's inspired by a project from the Easy Concrete Projects book. No previous experience working with concrete is necessary, but you should be comfortable cutting thin plastic with a hand saw, shaping ...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:46:38 PST
How to Make a High Temp Silicone RTV Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-High-Temp-Silicone-RTV-Mold/
How to Make a High Temp Silicone RTV Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/5NG7/GWF5U4TW/FM15NG7GWF5U4TW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/5NG7/GWF5U4TW/FM15NG7GWF5U4TW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/5NG7/GWF5U4TW/FM15NG7GWF5U4TW.SMALL.jpg gg1220 These techniques will work for pretty much any pourable mold-making material (although with urethanes you will need mold release), I just happen to be using high-temp silicone because it's what I have, and I have it because I can cast pewter (and other low temp alloys) with it. You would also be abl...
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:14:59 PST
Chalkboard Conversation Heart http://www.instructables.com/id/Chalkboard-Conversation-Heart/
Chalkboard Conversation Heart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/LN7D/GJC3WNZY/FNJLN7DGJC3WNZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/LN7D/GJC3WNZY/FNJLN7DGJC3WNZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/LN7D/GJC3WNZY/FNJLN7DGJC3WNZY.SMALL.jpg starshipminivan This large, thick plaster heart decoration looks like a giant piece of the popular Valentine's Day candy and can be used to leave messages of regard for your own sweetheart.  Unlike its small, edible counterparts, this heart can be wiped clean to express a fresh sentiment anytime. For this project,...
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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:35:37 PST
Plaster mixing made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Plaster-mixing-made-easy/
Plaster mixing made easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SMALL.jpg andylikesbikes Learning how to mix plaster is easy and relatively clean process as long as you know what your doing, and set up an efficient workspace.  The process described in this post is for plaster that is going to be used in mold making and plaster casting.  Since molds need a stronger plaster I advise using...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:57:48 PST
How to build a Mold Box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Mold-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/R5UC/FOB5KY41/F3WR5UCFOB5KY41.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/R5UC/FOB5KY41/F3WR5UCFOB5KY41.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/R5UC/FOB5KY41/F3WR5UCFOB5KY41.SMALL.jpg tap guy This video segment will show you a few of the many ways to make mold boxes or containers.
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