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The Castcraft Moldmaking and Casting Guides

 Learn how to use all types of Mold Making and Casting Materials

The Castcraft Guides cover every type of mold making and casting material you can use without needing industrial type equipment or machines. The Guides have chapters on how to use Latex Rubber, Silicone Rubber, Polyurethane Rubber, Plaster, Flexible Molding Wax, Gelatin Molding Compound, Polyester Resin, Epoxy Resin, Polyurethane Resin, Latex Foam Rubber, Hot Melt Vinyl, Wax, Ceramic Clay, Cement, and Low Melting Temperature Metals.

  • Mold making techniques shown include latex molds, blanket molds, block molds, split molds, shell molds, backup molds, and life masks.
  • Casting techniques shown include solid casting, slush casting, dip casting, laminating, and press casting.

Find Sources of Supply for hard-to-find and unusual materials

  • The Guides include sources for all materials mentioned above, plus related equipment, supplies, and ready-made molds. Sources are given for 219 moldmaking and casting related materials and supplies.
  • 279 companies are listed, with address, phone, fax numbers, and web site addresses where available. Unlike many how-to books, the sources are companies you can actually do business with, not just listings of large manufacturers.
  • Sources are updated with each printing, so you get the most accurate information available.

You also get an additional Bonus Guide with the following information:

  • Tips on how to sell products, if you want to make items to sell.
  • A compatibility guide showing what casting materials can be used with what types of molds.

Special Techniques showing:

  • How to "shrink" an object by using a mold.
  • How to make imitation sandstone.
  • How to make hollow plaster and plastic products such as piggy banks or lightweight hollow sculpture reproductions.
  • An easy way to decorate realistically with "dry brushing".
  • How to embed computer printed images in plastic.
  • How to make lightweight, hollow, artificial rocks.
  • A complete, step-by-step photo demonstration of how to make a two-part rubber mold.

Make Products for Income, to enhance your hobbies, reproduce your artwork, or use as gifts

  • The materials and techniques you will learn to use are how many types of products are made. For example - ornamental concrete statuary, stepping stones, plaster plaques and figurines, "pecan shell" or "cultured marble" figurines.
  • You can make parts and decorations for hobbies such as model railroading , model building, gardening, and landscaping.
  • You can reproduce most any kind of 3-dimensional artwork such as wood carvings and sculpture, in natural-looking materials or entirely different materials.

Get help when you need it

  • The author of the Castcraft Guides is Roger Beebe, the owner of Castcraft. You can email with questions or to get help and Roger can either answer your questions or direct you to someone who can: Email Contact.

By Roger Beebe. 236 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

The Castcraft Moldmaking and Casting Guides $36.00 +S&H

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