||Mold Making Technique
Joined: Feb 08, 2012
|Posted: 2012-02-29 06:19 am  Permalink|
A number of TC'ers make their own molds for tiki mugs and have been kind enough to create tutorials with pictures and instructions. Thank you!
I have a technical question and a request:
Technical question: how long after your last pour do you usually wait before taking your mold apart? I've gone anywhere from an hour to a day. For me waiting a longer time seems to work better.
UPDATE: TikiTonie just told me she waited three hours before parting her first mold ever for the first time, and it turned out great!
Also, how long do you let your molds cure before pouring slip in them the first time?
Request: If you've created a tutorial or if you know of a good one, will you link to it here? I know there are a few good ones floating around out there. Here's Wendy's:
And here's Babalu and Bowana's:
Bowana and Babalu Tutorial
TikiTonie has a good one in progress:
Here's an oldie but a goodie by hmc:
mold" TARGET="_blank">hmc Makes a Tiki Mug
Here's a link to a non-tiki tutorial on making a two-piece ceramic mold. It's simple but informative:
I know there are more. You will be helping tiki mug makers the world over if you also link to yours.
BONUS FEATURE: Here's VanTiki at work. He don't need no stinking moldses!
VanTiki Rocks It
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Joined: Jun 07, 2011
|Posted: 2012-02-29 1:00 pm  Permalink|
This is so awesome having all the tutorials in one place!!! Making my mug making life easier!
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2012-02-29 2:28 pm  Permalink|
Kokokele that's a wonderful post that you have put together. I have more step by step mold making procedures throughout my thread. Even for 6 sided molds. Someday I'll go find them all and add them to your links. Thank you for your work what a treasure you are. Wendy
Joined: Feb 08, 2012
|Posted: 2012-02-29 2:47 pm  Permalink|
Thank you, Wendy. Yes, the more links the better. It's actually kind of hard to find the entire mold-making process beautifully illustrated out there on the ol' Interweb, and it seldom pertains to tikis! I know when I was trying to figure it out I had to piece it together. All this information should make people feel much more empowered to create tiki mugs on their own. I noticed some of your more advanced work nicely posted and think it will make a nice addition.
Thanks again to everyone for sharing their knowledge!
Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: 2012-02-29 4:10 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for doing this! I just started doing some hand building but hope one day to make a mold!