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NOT TOO BAD

Everything was going great with preparing the molds for a new pour. I had 8 parts ready to be cast. The problem came after pouring the resin into the pelvis mold, which is my three-piece mold. The two-piece molds are all sandwiched between wood and none of them leak. Well the three-piece mold has seams […]

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SUCCESS!

I cut pour holes in the silicone mold halves, then strapped two pieces of wood to them with rubber bands. I mixed up the resin and slowly poured it into the molds. I then placed the molds into the pressure chamber, sealed the lid, and began pumping air into it with the air compressor. Something […]

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IT’S SO CUTE

I’m all set to start making the actual resin parts now. The pressure chamber and air compressor arrived, and the tiny air compressor is so cute! I had to get a few parts for the chamber because it had a crank agitator that needed to be removed, so I got a big fat flange bolt […]

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FIRST POUR

I mixed up the silicone really good with some tongue depressors and set the mixing cup in the vacuum chamber. I fired up the vacuum compressor and was surprised how quiet it was. It took me a moment to figure out the valves but once I did the vacuum gauge shot up and within moments […]

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FIRST CAST POUR

I had a rough go on this first cast pour. The resin sets up in about 3 minutes after mixing. I had put the molds in the microwave for a minute and I forgot I had copper wires holding things together. Copper and microwaves are an interesting mix. Luckily the smoke and burning smell subsided […]