Smooth-On, Buddy Rhodes and their partners offer various classes throughout the year. Set In Stone concrete in Chatanooga Tennessee offers an excellent learning opportunity.
This class will give you a broad and strong grasp on a variety of approaches to and materials for mold making for concrete, enabling you to tackle a wider range of projects with confidence.
This class covers an assortment of materials that you have at your disposal to build molds for concrete casting; including fabric, plaster, concrete, plastic, wood, rubber, and foam. You will learn the benefits, limitations, and best practices of each material. We will cover the scope of mold building starting with the basics like how to build a simple countertop with an undermount sink to utilizing inner and outer molds to tackle complicated three-dimensional objects. You will stretch fabric to create smooth sinks and we will carve foam to sculpt complex shapes. Set In Stone also covers the processes and differences between building a one off mold versus multicast molds for production. And as a special bonus to our students they will cover a proprietary technique we call Inversion. Until now it has been top secret and kept under wraps, but now we are excited to share.
Our goal is to send you home with knowledge to effectively approach your new craft of mold building on your own. You will not be limited to the types of molds from the class but any mold. You will leave with tools allowing you to tackle a broader range of projects and build a more profitable and long lasting business. It’s not all about the bottom-line though; it is also about developing and pursuing personal satisfaction and confidence.