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Old 02-27-2017, 02:59 PM   #46
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:11 AM   #47
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:03 AM   #48
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We wore them to last night's scout meeting. Lots of "oohs and aaahs." I noticed the extra weight around my neck and didn't like it, but in short order I became used to it and forgot I was wearing it.

Now I kind of feel like trying it again, but pouring a thinner final product. I also noticed when I was digging around for some black spray paint that I had a partial can of Bondo in the basement. Does that stuff go bad? It must be ten years old. Bondo would have been a lot easier than plaster to shape initially. It starts off nice and soft when it sets up and doesn't reach full hardness for a while. I suspect I could carve a cleaner positive mold with some...
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:55 PM   #49
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We wore them to last night's scout meeting. Lots of "oohs and aaahs." I noticed the extra weight around my neck and didn't like it, but in short order I became used to it and forgot I was wearing it.

Now I kind of feel like trying it again, but pouring a thinner final product. I also noticed when I was digging around for some black spray paint that I had a partial can of Bondo in the basement. Does that stuff go bad? It must be ten years old. Bondo would have been a lot easier than plaster to shape initially. It starts off nice and soft when it sets up and doesn't reach full hardness for a while. I suspect I could carve a cleaner positive mold with some...
Wax is good too. You can buy special wax for that, it comes in varying degrees of hardness, You can also soften paraffin with some microcellulose wax, available at your harware store in the plumbing section as wax toilet rings. They are very soft and sticky so only add a little bit at a time to the paraffin. Or just buy the right stuff.

https://www.smooth-on.com/
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:07 PM   #50
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Cool. Wax is probably even easier. I have a couple extra wax toilet rings. Not sure if I have any paraffin. It's easy enough to get for cheap.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:35 PM   #51
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The paraffin will hold the best detail but is somewhat brittle, adding the microcrystaline (not microcellulose) wax will help
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:41 PM   #52
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Microcrystalline waxes are a type of wax produced by de-oiling petrolatum, as part of the petroleum refining process. ... It is characterized by the fineness of its crystals in contrast to the larger crystal of paraffin wax. It consists of high molecular weight saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:42 PM   #53
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I was just reading that same article
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:45 PM   #54
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I wasn't familiar with that term so I asked google, didn't even have to go to a link to find out as much as I wanted to know about it.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:11 PM   #55
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Whereas I need only click the New Posts button.


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