Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Hip Joint Mold

Today I made a moulage mold of the cue ball that I had found at the Thrift store. This is the oil-clay build-up, and a strip of cereal box cardboard for the mold box.

The oil-clay spare is tapered so I can remove the casting. The cardboard strip for the mold box is fastened with masking tape.

I placed three oil-clay registration keys around the edge of the clay build-up of the first half of the mold.

After melting and pouring the first half of the moulage mold, then letting it set up in the refrigerator, I flipped the mold over and removed the oil-clay build-up, so I could melt and pour the second half of the moulage mold.

The finished mold, ready to pour.

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