I've done this before and really like it, although it can be quite messy. One thing I did miss however, although I'm not sure if this is necesseray in the US. What do you do with the plaster/mold ? We -in the Netherlands- have been told that this is not to be thrown in your every day garbage.
it's mostly calcium. break it up into small pea sized pieces and dump it on your gravel driveway. it might be good in a garden, as eggshells are mostly calcium and good for plants too, especially if the soil is too acid the calcium will neutralize that.
Ok, I know as soon as I ask this, the answer is going to be painfully obvious, I've watched the video a couple of times, and in the Supplies sheet, it lists Hydrogel. Where does that come in to the mix???
Hi I watched the two video lesson : open molds , casting box . It is not clear to me why their is a different firing process . Casting box is not exmpel for open mold? Especially the different ramp to the target temperature . Is it possible to get an explanation of what causes for that? why Slow ramp of 150f (83 c) to work temp. In box casting process But ramp of 600f to the full fuse temp.? All the best Osnat
Hi! Was the investment mold in the video's example air dried before firing or does this firing schedule make it possible to go from just cured (but still wet) to the kiln? If it was air dried first, about how long would a mold like this take to air dry? Thanks! Angela McFarland