Interesting alternative method of casting that might be useful in your projects and makerspace. — Douglas
Making molds and casting is usually an involved and time-consuming process, but if you’re making something on the smaller side, Instructables user LoSkana suggests using hot glue. He says:
The advantages is that the casting process is very quick, as you don’t have to wait hours for the resin to harden, and the resulting replica is flexible, and can be safely used even with sword going around it without risking of breaking it.
His method involves hot glue sticks, a small electric oven, silicone, and a few other odds and ends. He started with a master and prepared the mold material from silicone, flour, and mineral spirit. He melted the hot glue in the electronic oven — which is not something you should do in your home, only in a ventilated workshop or garage. Once the colored hot glue is prepared…
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