Plaster and Epoxy

For my next Instructable (or next next, or more, I don't know yet), I will be using plaster or epoxy. Does anybody know where I can buy this at a local store? No internet stores, because my mom might take me tomorrow. Please post your thoughts/ facts ( :P ), thanks! -GorillazMiko

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Casting resin or epoxy in a mould

Hi, I am looking to do an artwork where the final product is a clear plastic resin or epoxy sculpture with various items such as plastic forks and straws inside it. I got this idea from resin flooring which has crushed up beer bottles and screws in it, and now I need some advice. Currently I am thinking that I will make the sculpture from polystyrene and make a mould out of plaster of Paris by pouring the plaster over it in a tub of some sort. Is polystyrene a suitable material to base the mould off and can resin or epoxy be cast in plaster of Paris? Also, how might I go about making 2 parts to the mould which can join together and which I can pour resin in through a hole? Regards.

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Can any one tell me about resin epoxy anatomy? Answered

Please help me about resin epoxy, I'm going to build stuff with resin so please share any detail of resin.

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How to remove epoxy resin on clothing?

Hi people! I have spilled resin (for crafting) over a pair of jeans and now it makes a hard spot where the resin has cured. I think I've ruined the trousers (obviously...) but I've seen someone on another thread saying that to remove epoxy you just have to heat it. But does it work on cured epoxy resin? That has been in the washing machine more than once? Thanks for your answers :)

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Epoxy paint on a garage floor. Doable?

I would like to cover my garage floor with epoxy paint.  How must the floor be prepped?  Whose product is best?  Any bits of advice?

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Resin epoxy jewelry question: I messed up the proportions and need to redo. How to clean up the soft epoxy?

The colored resin-epoxy mix was poured into a bezeled siver shape. It is my first attempt with resin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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epoxy gone wrong! can i start over?

I was working on a belt buckle with colored epoxy, but i screwed up mixing in the hardener. so it's still wet in some places and then it hardened real ugly in others. is there anything i can do about it or should i start over?

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DIY (very) big bubble glass (acrylic or epoxy)

I just love these lamps from Axel De Witte: http://alexdewitte.nl/?p=44 Is it in any way possible to create similar very big bubble glass with either acrylic or epoxy or something similar? I have something in mind of a balloon in the shape I want and then spray painting it with epoxy resin or similar many times and then in the end remove the balloon inside.

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Food Grade epoxy for making bongs, water pipe? Answered

Hello, Im thinking about trying to make a bong or water pipe out of epoxy resin, what kind of food grade resin should I use? I cant find answer anywhere as it should be quite safe and should not give any additional taste? FOR TOBACCO & LEGAL USE ONLY!

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Slowest set epoxy? need too much time to apply it.

Hi, I need to glue an acrylic sheet over a wood maze, which size is around 12x24", so there would be a lot of line to apply the epoxy over it, I think it would take me around 15 minutes of even less I am fast and prepared for it, so I was thinking in using a slow set epoxy. Please any info or advice, how slow can a epoxy be? I would be glad with a 45 minute epoxy, but will it really dry until passed that time? thanks.

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Food safe material to line or seal a metal ball? Answered

I have an aluminum rice steamer ball that I need to seal the interior of.  It will hold candies so it needs to be food safe.  I'm looking for either some sort of food safe epoxy or silicone material that I can use to either just plug the steamer ball holes or line the entire interior surface.  Any ideas?

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Separate Sand and Water in Glass Vase

I'd like to hear some suggestions for separating sand and water in a 4" diameter glass vase. I'm doing an arduino project that involves having a dyed deep blue mineral oil as a non-evaporating "water" atop about 4 inches of sand in a glass vase. I experimented with drizzling Loctite epoxy and it leaked about 1/4" into the sand, so it wasn't very elegant (created a layered look - dry sand, wet sand, epoxy, water). I'd like the delineation to be as clean, but easily implemented, as possible. Worst case scenario is that I wrap something around the vase to hide the transition, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.  I suppose another option is to stack 2 separate glass vessels, but im struggling with thinking of a good way to do that too... Perhaps this is also a non-issue...I should see if the deep blue mineral oil is even visible if put directly INTO the sand. Thanks in advance.

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How can I glue thin, flexible, plastic to wood?

I'm trying to waterproof the inside of a box by gluing plastic to the sides. The plastic is already in the right shape (I melted the edges together). The problem is that the epoxy sticks to the wood but not the plastic. It just peels right off. Any suggestions? It doesn't even have to be glue. You'll probably hate to hear this, but lots of stuff isn't available here, hence hackish solutions are probably the best. Thanks for any help. Just so you can get the idea a bit better I'm attaching a picture.

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can i fix a cup with epoxy or rubber cement and still be able to drink out of it without getting poisoned? Answered

I want to fix a glass but i dont know if i can still use it. yes, i know i can buy another one but lets just say its a cup i need to fix.

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I need to know how to join glass shards (ala beer bottles) to make a glass sheet for a pool table light?

I want to make my own bar light out of liquor / beer bottles, but i am unsure of how best to join them together. I was thiking epoxy, but that is a ton of epoxy

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Gluing Plastic to Glass??

What would be the best way to glue plastic to glass?? I have some Epoxy but I don't know if that would hold.

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Is there anything that can make thin layers or pieces of cardboard hard as a rock or metal beside poly/epoxy resin?

I want to make the cardboard as hard and unbendable as possible. With concrete? With foam coat? What else is there? 

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Adhesive for gluing plastic bead on wood ?

What is great adhesive for gluing plastic beads on wood ? Epoxy glue? I also thinked super glue. I would like to glue plastic bead center of wooden pendant. Is anyone done this before?

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Remaking blue jeans into free standing Hard as a Rock statues ?

Years ago, you would see old blue leans remade them into flower pots, staues, table legs, etc using wire forms and epoxis or liquid fiberglass resin. Instructions???

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Besides gluing or epoxing one metal part to another metal part (metal to metal), is it possible to tape them together?

I am interested in, possibly, finding a special kind of tape that can bond metal together. Where could I find such a tape? So, instead of using glue or epoxy to bond metal together, are there special kinds of tapes that could do this? Perhaps a special kind of duct tape? 

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Bottle stem holder

I have a lot of bottles i want to turn into differnt glasses. I liked tkhe idea of these stem holders but dont want to buy them. I'm thinking if using cutting and using the bottle bottoms so i need a way to attach them. Is there a food safe glue/epoxy to do this. Can i weld or melt the glass together. Yes, i can just buy the item buts thats not the point.

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Furniture Mash-Up

A bunch of broken furniture and enough epoxy, and you've got Thomas Wold's Piecemeal.Commissioned to design a "green" coffee table for Good Hotel in San Francisco (the "first hotel with a conscience"), Wold scavenged used bits and pieces to create his piece. Scope the process on his blog. And while you're there, check out the computer station he designed for the same hotel. Details are in the current issue of Ready Made.

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How do you preserve bark on rustic wood projects.

We are building a fireplace mantle of oak milled from one of our trees 7 years ago.  We would like to leave the bark on the out facing side of our project.  Will epoxy suffice?  we bought a "pourable" type of coating like we have seen on some bar tops.  Will the bark fall off after a number of years?  It hasn't in 7 years in an unheated, somewhat damp barn.  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you!

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Making Paper Mache Waterproof

I want to make paper mache garden pots, if possible, so it would be paper/flour and need to be covered in something that would not ruin the artwork/shape. I have not tried any sealants out yet, thought I would ask and see if anyone has experience with this or something similar. I have looked up some Kryolan products, but am unfamiliar with what these sealants and stuff even do. Like what is epoxy or resin? Please help me out, thanks! 

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Tablecloth without a Table

This tablecloth has been stiffened with starch or epoxy or something to keep its shape so that it can stand alone without a table below it.It's pretty fun for a picture, but unless you're right there on the ground like in the main pic below it's not too obvious. Well, maybe it's just not my style, but I'm sure that anyone else here can replicate it if they were interested.So how about it? Want to take it on? First person who does an Instructable about this will get... something. A custom patch and maybe something else. Link via bbgadgets

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Glaze/Plastic/Glass Look for Paper?

So I am planning on making an Origami figure as a birthday present for a special friend I am going to be investing at least 24 hours just for the Origami and additional time with the accompanying objects. I want the present to last so i was wondering if there is any like spray on plastic, glaze, epoxy or something that looks like glass or see through plastic so it will make it look pretty and increase durability? It would be also nice if it were water proof. Since i am investing a lot of time into this "Project" any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, AWX

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What would be a better medium for "cooler cells"?

Talking about making cold packs by reusing plastic bottles. They'd be used in a portable cooler (stacked between spacers for airflow). The obvious option would be just water, but I was thinking something a bit more creative. Possibly: ~water and salt ~water and alcohol ~water and antifreeze ~just antifreeze ~polypropylene glycol ~https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-%2420-ice-pack-for-%242/?ALLSTEPS (The bottles would likely need to be epoxied shut to prevent leaking. Their life would also matter, can't have stuff growing in them after a few uses.) Which do you think would stay cooler the longest?

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Glueing Rubber

I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.

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How to disassemble a timex expedition?

I have a timex expedition trail combo, product number t49742. I want to disassemble it to apply illumination to the dial. Oh, and if there is a way to make the watch's ticks silent, that'd be great. EDIT: Thanks for all the comments so far. I have pretty decent glow in the dark powder, which is supposed to last 24 hours. I've applied it to my knives, as well as other objects, and they are all doing pretty well. The lumination on the timex expedition is pretty weak, and it really doesn't do anything, I need to use the backlight. Sometimes, such as when I'm driving, I want to just look and read the time. So I planned on opening the watch to apply the glow, via epoxy, to the dial.  I've opened the watch, taken the battery out, and that's it. I can't figure out how to reach the face of the watch and access the dial hands. 

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gift exchange entry: plastic action

My skills include: science and crafts project for children, sculpting, polymer clay, snow globes, simple jewelry, RC and rocket modeling, car technics, making sushi, stop-motion, medium-level computersavy. Here's a link to my featured Instructable: a.o. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-millefiori-USB-flash-drive-jewel/ What I'd like to make for someone: a polymer clay figure or thingy. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: smaller or similar. What I like: mechanical things that fly, ride or swim, robots, cute monsters, science-fiction, fantasy, the female body, the female mind (the order came spontaneously, sorry), chocolate, sushi, modern design, Apple (Mac). What I don't like: to lame or to noisy music, pathetic singing, anything to do with smoking (I'm not big on alcohol either), real weapons (but I consider most knifes to be tools, not weapons) I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) uncured epoxy (allergic); anyting incompatible with a cat, 2 young kids and a wife Type of thing I'd love to receive: something cool, cute, or sexy, possibly with a female touch. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yep, I'm officially 43, although in my mind I'm still a teenager. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: vderycke

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