Saturday, October 3, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 312




I beveled some edges with the SurForm tool. Click on any image to enlarge it.






I used the paring knife and a small hammer to split the bottom mold piece.






I used the same tools to split the other two mold pieces.






The upper arm lifted right out. This is where I am always glad that I took my time with the clay build-up, getting it right on the parting line.






Some more beveling of mold edges.






I still need to carve a spare.





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Friday, October 2, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 311




I removed the coddles, cleaned up the oil clay, and cleaned off the mold table. Click on any image to enlarge it.






After cleaning the mold table, I proceeded to start making another mess as I scraped the mold with the paring knife.





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Thursday, October 1, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 310




I apply parting agent because plaster sticks to plaster. The parting agent I use is a 50/50 solution of water and liquid soap. I apply it with an old paint brush. Click on any image to enlarge it.






I mixed one pound of water and one and one-half pounds of plaster. Always add plaster to water.






I poured the plaster into the mold with the mold table vibrator turned ON.






I washed out the mixing container, tools, and my hands in the 5-gallon bucket of water. Excess plaster is put into the lined trash bin. Never put plaster (dry, set, or wet) down the drain pipes. I always let a freshly poured mold setup at least one hour before messing with it.






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Friday, September 25, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 309




I clamped the coddles in place and pressed oil clay coils around them to secure them to the mold table, and to seal the seams.





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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 308




I cleaned off the mold table and fitted the coddles. Click on the image to enlarge it.



Arithmetic:
5*4.5*1.5
33.75

33.75/14.44
2.33725

I will mix one pound of water to one and one-half pounds of plaster.




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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015