3-1/2 hours of latex rubber mold making techniques and backup mold techniques.
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Moldmaking Techniques using Latex Rubber Video
A thin latex
glove mold can peel off your model like a glove
how to make Latex Molds
Rubber is commonly used for making concrete lawn ornament molds and
plaster casting molds. Latex can also be used to make molds for casting
plastic resins, wax, and hot melt vinyl.
Rubber is one of the least expensive moldmaking materials, yet good
quality latex rubber is very durable and long lasting.
any other type of moldmaking material, latex molds can be used as "glove"
molds that peel off your model like a rubber glove peels off your hand.
would you use latex instead of more "modern" types of rubber?
is much cheaper in the first place, and because it makes much thinner
molds you can make many more molds from the same amount of material.
can make very thin but strong and elastic molds, which lets it bend
around more extreme undercuts with fewer seams or sections in the mold.
Quality Latex is extremely tough and durable and will last longer when
casting abrasive materials such as concrete
can be applied to models such as architectural details where they are,
without the latex running off vertical surfaces or needing to be thickened.
how to deal with many common moldmaking situations
- The latex
videos demonstrate 8 actual moldmaking projects from start to finish.
Each project builds on techniques previously demonstrated, so by the
end of the tape you will know how to handle most any moldmaking project
of your own.
include molds for a plaque, a small figurine using three techniques,
a larger figurine with a seam in the mold, a figurine with a hole or
"window" through it, a figurine with outstretched arms, and
how to make a two part mold from a wicker basket.
Techniques that apply to making other types of molds
- Many molds,
even those not made from latex rubber, need a support or "backup
mold". The video demonstrates how to make backup molds from plaster,
urethane plastic, and fiberglass.
techniques demonstrated, such as how to deal with holes through a model,
are useful even if you use other moldmaking materials besides latex
Sources of Supply
- The video
comes with a source list of companies that supply professional grade
latex rubber, plus all other materials shown on the video.
help when you need it
- The host
of the video is Roger Beebe, the owner of Castcraft. You can email with
questions or to get help and Roger can either answer your questions
or direct you to someone who can. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beebe. Approx. 3 1/2 hours.
Techniques using Latex Rubber DVD $21.95
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a two part mold of a wicker basket
one part latex mold with a seam
How to make a mold by dipping a model in latex rubber
to make a latex rubber mold of a plaque