creating a plaster model for a fiberglass mold (the old school way).

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Comment by Dominic "DOMO" Boinich on January 24, 2015 at 6:14am
Can't get video to play
Comment by Peter Somers on May 31, 2011 at 11:53am

Man I wish I could move that fast. Very cool video. Now I just need a project to justify my need to do this.


Comment by Topher on March 7, 2011 at 3:15pm

This method works for so many things,...I've made fountain bowls and pedestals, endless architectural elements, keyways for aligning the rubber in a production mold, plugs for planter and urn molds, balusters, and more. It's a versatile process. I have a reasonably complex fireplace build coming up I'll be doing this same way...I'll get pics of that one to post too.

Comment by Robert Aurner aka Concretejunkie on March 1, 2011 at 6:49am
That is truly awesome stuff.  Niiice work Toph.
Comment by Topher on February 24, 2011 at 2:26pm
Thanks Jim. Plaster has a special place in my heart too (even more so than clay). It's such a tactile relationship, you have to be the most intune with it and as a result you get the most amazing results.
Comment by Jim Ralston on February 24, 2011 at 10:30am

Nice work!

My drug of choice is USG's B-11

Then quickie moulds using the Forton MG system. (pics on my profile)

Concept to production in 5hrs or less.

I can remember days of running jacks all day and having "cherrys" on my fingers from wiping the bucket!

Didnt seem so glamorous on those days!


Plaster is the material I love the most in my shop for sure!




Comment by Topher on February 22, 2011 at 11:54pm

That's pretty funny. I would love to check out Buddy's article.

Thats actually the first plaster job I've run since moving to Washington, and in a totally new workshop. Not my table, not my tools, not my materials. It was tough, but all turned out great. The next video will be making a fiberglass production mold from the plaster and the third will be casting from the mold.

Comment by josh lilly on February 21, 2011 at 10:44pm
Holy s*** you guys are freekin awesomely insane.
Comment by Tom Fischer- Fishstone,CCS on February 21, 2011 at 8:21am
Nice job!  Thanks for sharing...
Comment by dustinbraudway on February 21, 2011 at 6:23am
That is great!

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