Re: Blue & Gold Songs ***AND*** Molds for Plaster of Paris
Tom Petrik (EC92@AOL.COM)
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 19:23:07 -0500
Songs I gots plenty of, give me a theme and we'll see what we can do.
As to making molds, its done with a very simple rubber that you can purchase
at any hobby store. Usually there are instructions with it, but I usually:
1. lightly coat the item with something that keeps the rubber from becoming
2. paint on coat after coat of the rubber to build up a thick base.
3. start putting on a layer of rubber followed - while still wet - with a
layer of gauze. Alternate the direction the gauze runs in each layer. Don't
be afraid to put several layers of rubber in between gauze layers.
4. let the whole thing harden.
5. peel off of the item you want to cast.
We used the same system to make the casts of fossils (that's right, few if
any are the real thing on display in some museums, especially if they are of
human bones) for our college geology museum. It works well after a little
practice, all the way up to huge items (biggest I got was 16" across and 4"
Used the system to help a Pack make plaster casts all day of fossils and glue
them on cards with a brief description at a SOR in Rock Island, IL in the
late 70's. The molds made hundreds of casts each in less than 24 hours and
survived the ordeal.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City