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 Post subject: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:22 pm 
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Where can I get the materials to make molds and cast pieces from the molds on the internet but i would much rather a place not on the internet to get these

thanks for any help

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:27 pm 
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The materials are hard to come by in stores, I don't know where you could find it. Perhaps some kind of hobby shop?

I highly recommend the starter kit of Alumilite from http://www.hobbyengineering.com though.

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:36 pm 
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for molds I would recommend to use OOMOO 25 from smooth-on.com and for the resin try alumilite either black or white at alumilite .com.

I do recommend OOMOO 25 instead of the Silicone that comes on the Alumilite Super kit for 2 main reasons

1.- OOMOO cures faster (75 minutes) Alumilite takes over 6 hours.

2.- OOMOO trial kit has more than twice amount of Silicone than Alumilite.

Hope this help.
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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:18 pm 
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Scott Bedard wrote:
The materials are hard to come by in stores, I don't know where you could find it. Perhaps some kind of hobby shop?

I highly recommend the starter kit of Alumilite from http://www.hobbyengineering.com though.


The small or the large kit? Can you give me some idea how much I can cast with either of these (in terms of puzzle pieces)


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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:45 pm 
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The large kit had more then enough supplies to make an entire Gigaminx. It really got me going with mold / casting. Now that's almost all I do.

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:51 pm 
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Shame it would cost me $144 (not including $12 postage) from only UK online supplier. :(
The mini kit would cost me $66 (again not including postage).

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:07 pm 
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Thanks now if someone could list everything you need to make a mold and cast puzzle pieces from the mold.

please don't put a link to a kit or tell me to buy a kit

thanks

Andrew :solved:



and still if any 1 knows a place that is not on the internet to buy these products please tell me

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:13 pm 
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Taylor wrote:
Resin
Silicon Rubber
Mold Release
Mixing cups
master piece(s)
clay

A hobby store is your best bet, call around.



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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:16 pm 
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Some sort of box to contain the mold, I think Drewseph uses lego to make them. You also need some modeling plasticine, I think kits come with them. You also need the liquid plastic... the silicone rubber... mixing cups (disposable cup)... not sure what else.

As for buying it, I direct you here Alumilite Dealers

Choose your state and it will show the dealers. It appears that 'Hobbycraft' and 'Hobbytown' stores amongst other hobby shops sell Alumilite products.


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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:23 pm 
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Make sure you have also had a look at the workshop article link:

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/pract ... ials.shtml

Also, I think we need to put a directory together of material and location.

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Is this link with black alumilite?
Where you talking of that one Scott?

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:09 pm 
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While were on molding and casting, does alumilite.com accept paypal? I can't find anything that talks about payment.

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
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Alokin wrote:
Is this link with black alumilite?
Where you talking of that one Scott?


No. The resin that comes with that kit will be tan when cured. You can dye it black though. And alumilite.com does accept paypal.


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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but after reading through all of this and really wanting to get started on my own molding/casting experience, would you say that this tutorial is a great way to start as far as creating a mold goes?
http://alumilite.com/HowTos/2PieceMold.cfm

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 Post subject: Re: mold and casting products
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Everybody say how to cast pieces, but, how can we make the mold?
For the Drewseph's method, how can we build that kind of mold?
Like for the little mouse? (see Dextir's link)

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