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Using Resin& makeing Mold??? Answered

I want to try and use Resin (for the first time ever). What kind of resin should I buy if I'm going to be makeing small pieces that will imitate candy. And how the hell to a make a cheap mold?? :S

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LasVegas (author)2007-02-23

My father used to do metal casting of all sorts of materials. Of course, I don't have near the equipment he had, but I do remember a lot of his techniques. Perishables were especially difficult to build a good cast of since there's very little time before they lose their original shape. Most candy would fall under this category. You could use the similar type of casting material as I did in my Instructable initially. From that casting, use a hard wax to make a positive mold of your candy. Now you've got a shape that will hold up to more destructive casting techniques. With the new wax shape, you could then use "investment," a very fine and hard plaster to build a more permanent 2 or more piece mold which could be used with ceramics or resin based casts.

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