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#1 Rebekah Krieger

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

I have seen in the bonehead thread several of you mention casting etc. What is the best way to go about making a mold. I have seen youtube videos of people using slip molds but nothing specific about the construction of one.

I have a wooden pineapple finial that I would LOVE to multiply for use around my house. :)

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#2 Mark C.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Molds are easy IF there are no undercuts.
For example a ball has no undercuts thats an easy two piece mold
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Check out John Britt on Youtube . . . he has several videos on making molds, generally of the more simple variety.

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