It was definitely the faulty ROSEBURG melamine. I sprinted out at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon and got 8 fresh sheets from McKillicans Plywood in Algona, WA. Very nice people. They stock all type of plywood including MDO and Melamine in oversize sheets. Go see Brian in sales, He will hook you up. Anyways, I worked til midnight both Thursday and Friday, and all day today to get back on schedule for the job. I demolded the pieces of precast sills and lentels. They were beautiful and the molds cleaned right up in minutes for a fast re-clay and oiling ready for the second round of casting on Sunday morning. I should be done in time to wish my friend and Mentor Marco Lucioni a Happy 70th Birthday on Sunday afternoon.
I used to use roseburg products melanine for years, and it used to cast very nice pieces, but this last year I have noticed much more swelling so they must have changed there manufacturing protocal to save money on production cost. Be very aware of that lable scetchy to use it.