Making molds

Making molds

Post by Michael S. Nuckol » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00



 Anyone have any good ideas for making homemade molds for shades etc that
will last and can be reused?  I would like to make some items in odd shapes
for lamps, etc., but want to be able to reproduce them if I like the final
result.   Would styrofoam hold up to multiple uses?  Is it tolerant of the
heat generated during soldering?  Or will it melt in an awful mess?  Any
comments are appreciated!

 
 
 

Making molds

Post by M. Sava » Sat, 15 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  Anyone have any good ideas for making homemade molds for shades etc that
> will last and can be reused?  I would like to make some items in odd shapes
> for lamps, etc., but want to be able to reproduce them if I like the final
> result.   Would styrofoam hold up to multiple uses?  Is it tolerant of the
> heat generated during soldering?  Or will it melt in an awful mess?  Any
> comments are appreciated!

go to my page at http://www.geocities.com/paris/1141 and go to the tips
section, under "my adventures in mold making". it should help out a bit.
it's easier then re-explaining everything.

---Mike Savad

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Post by Andrew » Sat, 15 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Mike, wouldn't it just be easier to post your information here so that
everybody doesn't have to wade through your site?
It would save a lot of time for everyone to just be able to read it
here.
Andrew

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Post by MikeFir » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
(Andrew T) writes:
>Mike, wouldn't it just be easier to post your information here so that
>everybody doesn't have to wade through your site?
>It would save a lot of time for everyone to just be able to read it
>here.

 Considering what detail we would hope to find on the web site, including
some drawings and pictures that can't be posted here, it seems to me a
reference to a site is just fine, especially if the URL posted takes one
straight to the relevant information, so "wading" is not involved.

 Mike Firth, Hot Bits furnace glassblowing newsletter

  Home Page: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/MikeFirth

 
 
 

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Post by Chuck N » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Any other people have a mold-making technique?  I for one would like
>to know of other possible ways to go about making a mold.

I made a mould using papier mache over a plastic dome recently. The
surface of the 'cast' is rather rough, but it is quite fun working with
it. It might be possible to smooth out the bumps on the surface using a
filler, plaster of paris perhaps?

Chuck

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