"Great Progress" .... ?? ... I feel I'm behind schedule with the VERY LONG delay I had not only getting materials, ..but with other interruptions in my life. I HATE it when I can't get at my sub.
I've got a long way to go before I have anything to put in the lake.
Didn't know that about the "filler". ....even if it's rumour, that's good enough for me. That's another lesson I learned in the mold making venture is....sometimes cutting corners costs you nothing but time and money. A confirmation on that would be nice though.
Hot glue gun....of COURSE !! ... I have one sitting on my shelf. *slaps self in head*. I finally ended up using my air nailer with carpenter's glue, clamping all together (as per the pic) to make my good boxes. They were really good boxes when I was done, but definately permanent, plus I had to let everything set overnight. I like that "semi - permanent" idea with the hot glue, as well as the sealing effect. On a positive side, I have the boxes for future projects, the MDF material to construct them is cheap enough. I was going to mention, I forgot to line one of my boxes with packing tape on one of my molds. It didn't create any problems at all with the mold or getting the molds out of the box. In fact, the mold was easier to get out of the box as well as the clay. Whether it will have some sort of effect on the durability / life of the mold has yet to be determined, but I can't see it.
There is considerable difference in mold craftsmanship from my first one, to my last one, ....with the latter ones not only being better molds, but taking less time to make. That's the way she goes.
"I don't have anything else planned for this afternoon." - Lt. Col J.O.E. Vandeleur
A Bridge Too Far (1977)