Or, as I like to call it, “A crazy person tries to make molds with silicone caulk.” But I think I actually got it to work! The secret was to use injection wax, which for reasons I have not bothered to find out, hardens better and faster than the other waxes I have tried. ThisContinue reading “Video: Two-Part Silicone Alternatives, Part 3”
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Video: Two-part Silicone Alternatives, Part 2
My high school friends and I had a term, “Crazy Quest,” that I think accurately describes my search for an alternative to two-part silicone mold making materials like OOMOO 30. At this point I’ve spent well over a hundred dollars on hardware-store silicone caulk, mineral spirits, and multiple different types of wax, all supposedly motivatedContinue reading “Video: Two-part Silicone Alternatives, Part 2”
Home Eng Project #3
My younger daughter and I have continued our periodic shop time I have entitled Home Eng. See here for a bit more information about the concept. We don’t manage to get into the shop every weekend, but we have kept at it. We also watch maker videos online sometimes, from channels like Peter Brown, DrewContinue reading “Home Eng Project #3”
The YouTube channel has launched! I’ve posted a video showing how I turned a chunk of solid aluminum until a chunk of liquid aluminum. Fun stuff.