Basics of Mold Making

Basics of Mold Making

These videos and step-by-step photo tutorials will introduce you to basic techniques for successful moldmaking. These tutorials are suitable for beginners.

Whether you are interested in reproducing a sculpted figure, an antique picture frame, an industrial pattern, an architectural molding, a fossil, animal skin (taxidermy), the texture of a piece of fabric, or a toy, you start by making a rubber mold. Whether you want to make one or one thousand reproductions of an original, you can do it using a mold.

Whether your original model is made from clay, wax, plaster, sand, concrete, stone, metal, bone or almost any material, making a rubber mold makes it possible to reproduce that model – exactly.

Step-by-Step How-To Articles

How To Build a Hot Box Oven For Heat Curing Materials

How To Build a Hot Box Oven For Heat Curing Materials

We’ve come up with a way to easily build a cheap “hot box” to any size you want...

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Beginner’s Guide to Making Simple Candle Molds

Beginner’s Guide to Making Simple Candle Molds

OOMOO® Silicone Rubber is one of the easiest mold rubbers to use on the planet and is perfect for making simple candle molds.

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Making a Concrete Stamp Using Urethane Rubber

Making a Concrete Stamp Using Urethane Rubber

Project goal: transform a disused service entrance into an inviting stamped concrete walkway.

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Molding a 3D Object Using Rebound™ 25 Silicone Rubber

Molding a 3D Object Using Rebound™ 25 Silicone Rubber

This tutorial shows how to create a Rebound™ 25 brush on silicone mold of a figurine

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Creating Metallic & Glitter Effects with Cast Magic®

Creating Metallic & Glitter Effects with Cast Magic®

Cast Magic® Casting System is an easy way to add an endless variety of bright metallic, glitter and color effects to your castings.

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Eliminating Bubbles In Resin Castings By Pressure Casting

Eliminating Bubbles In Resin Castings By Pressure Casting

Bubbles in clear castings can be removed by using a pressure casting technique, a shown in this tutorial video.

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Reducing Bubbles In Castings By Vacuum Degassing

Reducing Bubbles In Castings By Vacuum Degassing

Clear resin performs best when the material is vacuumed before pouring, this tutorial video outlines the steps for degassing.

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UVO® and So-Strong® Comparison

UVO® and So-Strong® Comparison

How a casting made with UVO® pigment and an equal amount of So-Strong® compare

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Extending the Shelf Life of Urethane Rubber and Resin

Extending the Shelf Life of Urethane Rubber and Resin

XTEND-IT® is a dry gas blanket designed to extend the shelf life of moisture sensitive polyurethane products.

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