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Molding and Casting
Architectural Molding & Casting This video shows the process of making a Plat 55 silicone mold from an existing ceiling medallion and casting replicas using Alumilite Ultra-Lite 400 casting resin. Great for restoration work and one-of-a-kind pieces that are no longer available to purchase.
Alumilite Castings - Painting Techniques This video explains options and techniques for painting Alumilite cast resin pieces.
Silicone Skin/Glove Molds Art students at Western Michigan University use Alumilite High Strength 3 silicone mold making rubber to form skin molds on individually carved self-portraits of themselves. Video illustrates the steps to make the silicone skin/glove mold and cast & demold a replica.
Adding Bolts & Hardware into Silicone Mold Designs Learn how to easily cast threads and bolts into your castings when designing and making silicone molds. Additional product information can be found at www.alumilite.com
How, When, and Where To Use Different Clays Alumilite Clays - Sculpey, Super Sculpey, and Alumilite's Modeling Clay - when, where, and how to use them.
How To Make a Corrugated Plastic Mold Box The benefit of using corrugated strips to make a mold box is that you can easily customize the shape to perfectly follow that contour of your original which will dramatically decrease the amount of material you need to pour in the box by decreasing the volume of material required. Its easy, inexpensive, and more than pays for itself in the amount of material you save.
Urethane Mold Release (UMR) Alumilite's UMR mold release is used for a wide variety of releasing applications but is especially used for releasing silicone rubber from silicone rubber as well as being used as a paintable mold release that does not require cast pieces to be post washed prior to painting. The UMR releases urethane from silicones, silicones to silicones, silicones from urethanes, silicone and urethanes from aluminum or other metal molds and much more.
High Strength 2 & 3: Mold Making High Strength 2 & 3 silicone rubber is used for molding parts that require flexability and high tear strength. These parts are usually more intricate in design and have undercuts, requiring the ability to flex the mold to remove the part.
Amazing Clear Cast This is an amazing two part clear resin that is extremely versatile and easy to use. Simply mix the two parts together and cast small clear objects or pour over the top of items such as embellishments, mosiacs, bar and table tops, fishing lures, and much more to give them beautiful clear finishes.
Crafts - For more info about crafting, see AmazingCraftingProducts.com.
How to Make Your Own Molds with the Amazing Mold Putty Amazing Mold Putty allows you to quickly and easily make a silicone rubber mold with 20 minutes that can then be used for resin, ice, chocolate, sugar, Jello, soap, polymer clay, cement, plaster, embellishments, findings, jewelry, and so much more. Simply mix equal amounts of the putty together, roll into a ball, and roll the putty over the item you wish to mold. 15 minutes later the silicone will have cured into a flexible rubber mold that can be used to pour replicas of the original item over and over again.
How to easily cast your own parts using the Amazing Casting Resin The Amazing Casting Resin is an extremely easy to use product that allows you to cast exact duplicates of your mold very quickly. The Amazing Casting Resin cures in 5-10 minutes and can be painted, drilled, machined, tapped, and even dyed. Simply mix the two components together and mix thoroughly for 30-40 seconds. Then pour into your mold mold. If you are not using a silicone mold, you must use mold release.
Molding & Casting Embellishments This video demonstrates how easy it is to create, mold, and cast your own embellishments using Amazing Mold Putty and Casting Resin from www.Moldputty.com. Apply this same process and technique to make pieces for any crafting idea or project.
Amazing Mold Putty - 2 Piece Mold Amazing Mold Putty can be used to mold parts/pieces that are more 3-dimensional and do not lend themselves to a one piece mold. This video shows you how you can make a two piece mold for parts like these.
Pen Blanks
Pen Blanks Casting pen blanks with Curtis Seebeck of TurnTex Woodworks. Shows step by step instruction on using Alumilite White and Water Clear for casting pen decorative pen blanks.
Pen Blank Casting with Alumilite White Complete process for using Alumilite White to cast, cut, turn, polish, and assemble a custom pen. Curtis Seebeck with Turntex Woodworks walks you through the process step by step.
Resin Comparison Curtis Seebeck with TurnTex Woodworks compares Alumilite White to polyester cast blanks.
Alumilite Clear and Water Clear Curtis Seebeck with TurnTex Woodworks demonstrates the proper procedure for mixing Alumilite's Water Clear.
Model Car Parts
Model Car Chassis - Molding & Casting This instructional video reviews the process for making a one-part silicone split mold and casting urethane parts using a piece from a model car. Alumilite products used in this video include: Synthetic Modeling Clay, Quick Set 2 Silicone Rubber, RC-3 Casting Resin.
Model Car Hood Scoop - Molding & Casting This instructional video reviews the process for making a two-part silicone mold and casting urethane parts using a piece from a model car. Alumilite products used in this video include: Synthetic Modeling Clay, Quick Set 2 Silicone Rubber, RC-3 Casting Resin.
Model Car Trunk - Molding & Castiing This instructional video reviews the process for making a two-part silicone mold and casting urethane parts using a piece from a model car. Alumilite products used in this video include: Synthetic Modeling Clay, Quick Set 2 Silicone Rubber, RC-3 Casting Resin.
Fishing Lures - For more info about making your own fishing lures, see MakeLure.com.
How to Make Your Own Drop Shot Worms This video demonstrates the steps to sculpt, mold, and cast your own drop shot worm using MakeLure.com products. This entire process can be done in one day.
How to create your own customized worm lure In this video, Larry demonstrates a new way to make soft plastic worm baits using Alumisol and Alumidust.
How to add realistic scale patterns to your lures Larry demonstrates a new technique for adding scale patterns to lures.
How to make pre-weighted soft plastic lures This video demonstrates how to make a multi-cavity mold of a lure and also shows how to mold your weights and jig heads inside of the lure.
Create Your Own Bull Dawg Style Bait Create, mold, & cast your own Bull Dawg style bait at a fraction of the cost and design with complete versatility. This tutorial walks you through products used and the process to make your own lures. The multi-tail design (while using one body) allows you to customize the action of your bait based on water conditions and desired action of the lure.
Oversized Jig Trailer - Make Your Own Unable to find larger sized jig trailers? Cast your own. This video demonstrates a quick and easy way to sculpt, mold, and cast your own trailers using products from MakeLure.com. It's easy to do, allows you to create whatever style trailers you want, and is extremely cost effective.
Adjusting hardness of Alumisol to dial in lure action Learn how to adjust lure action by changing the durometer (or hardness) of soft plastic lures. Small tweaks in the hardness of Alumisol can drastically change a lures action/presentation, which may eliminate the need for a change in design. This video shows an example of a lure design with some initial flaws, which were then remedied with a couple small tweaks.
Learn to make cost effective soft-plastic lures using MakeLure.com products Learn how to make your own softbait lures for a fraction of the cost of store bought ones using products from MakeLure.com
MakeLure - Creating & Carving Lures Out of Resin Rasping or carving lures out of resin is one technique for creating custom lures. This video follows Kelly Bennett through the process of pouring resin into the general shape of a lure, then rasping it down to the desired detail. Kelly has fine-tuned this process, which has allowed him to create amazing and effective lures on the water. Additional product information and videos can be found at www.makelure.com
Gizzard Shad Muskie Lure Made from Molding an Actual Fish Ever wonder how you could make a custom lure by molding an actual fish and then adding features to make it your own? This video takes you through step-by-step as we make a mold from a dead gizzard shad found at the boat landing. We then work on adding the features to give it the desired action in the water. But will it catch muskie?? Give this video a watch and see how Brad Miller did on the water.
Double Wubble - Designing a lure to fit conditions Larry designs a lure to fit water conditions and how muskie are reacting to lures. Larry uses Alumilite Mold Putty to make and pour the Double Wubble.
Using Scale Pattern Transfer Decals and UV Cure Coatings Larry shows a unique way to add any fish pattern using printable transfer decals. Larry demonstrates a soon-to-be-launched Alumilite UV cure epoxy for fast and durable finishes. Visit www.makelure.com for additional product information.
Alumilite Expanding Foams Alumilite offers three expanding foams that vary in density and bouyancy to suit many applications including fishing lures. In this video, Larry demonstrates the difference between the formulations. Visit www.makelure.com for additional product information.
Adding Eyes to Your Lures Adding eyes to lures give it a real-life look and is easy to do. Larry shows how to add color and attach them. Lure eyes can be purchased through the products page.
Bending Plastic Lips for Lures Learn an easy way to modify plastic lips to fine tune for any lure. Larry demonstrates how to easily bend plastic lips. Preformed plastics lips can be purchased through the products page.
Alumilite in Education - Verndale High School Verndale High School has integrated Alumilite products into their Applied Economics program. Students follow a small business model of manufacturing, marketing and selling their own custom lure ornaments. Students use profits from the sales to apply towards a fishing trip at the end of their program. Additional product information can be found at www.alumilite.com. Interested in starting your own program? Contact us at 1-800-447-9344.
Make Your Own Over-sized Weedless Grub This video illustrates the steps to design, mold, and cast your own soft plastic baits using Alumilite Mold-making rubber and Alumisol soft plastic resin. A one piece split molding technique is used to mold an over-sized grub.
Poppers and Soft Plastic Dust Larry Dahlberg, Hunt For Big Fish, demonstrates making lures out of Alumilite liquid foams and how to color soft plastic lures quickly and easily without using harsh solveent-based paints.
Big Weedless Muskie Lures Weedless Offspring Minnow made from makelure.com products. This video illustrates steps to create, mold, and cast your own muskie minnow.
Weedless Mouse Lure - Wollaston Lake Pike fishing on Wollaston Lake with Larry Dahlberg. Fished with a hand poured weedless mouse lure made from makelure.com products. Video shows how you can make one yourself.
CustomCraft Steelhead Crankbaits Graham Smith uses Alumilite's High Strength 3 silicone moldmaking rubber and RC-3 casting resin to make his CrankCraft back-trolling crankbaits for steelhead and bass. This video reviews Graham's technique for making his own lures and demonstrates thier action out on the water.
St. Clair Bait Company St.Clair Bait Company in Michigan uses products from Alumilite to make fishing lures for muskie. This video illustrates the casting and finishing process for these lures. A chartered fishing trip out on Lake St.Clair shows how these bait swim and attract muskie.
Casting Roe Chain Quick and simple way to cast your own roe eggs for steelhead fishing. We used a section of ball chain as our roe and created a mold around the chain using Alumilite's quick curing 2-part mold putty. To cast the roe chain, we poured Alumisol with Alumilite's phospherescent powder to make the salmon eggs glow in the dark.
How to Make a Marlin Head Lure Mold and cast a marlin head lure with Hunt for Big Fish's Larry Dahlberg, using Alumilite products.
Dusting Soft Plastic Lures with Alumidust How to color a soft bait mold with Alumidust to avoid harsh chemical paints. Alumidust is available in 33 colors!
Donato's Custom Lures Mold making and casting with Donato of Donato's Custom Lures. Learn how Donato uses mold making and casting materials from makelure.com to cast incredible crank baits and bodied bucktail musky lures used in St. Clair and all over. Check out more of Donato's lures at www.donatoscustomlures.com
How to Make an Alabama Rig Larry Dahlberg shows how to make an Alabama Rig using Alumilite products.
Complete Mr. Whiggley Tutorial Complete lure making video for making Larry Dahlberg's famouse Mr. Whiggley. This process takes you from A to Z in creating the master, making the mold, and casting the lures using tungsten powder to add weight and Alumidust to color.
Advanced Mr Whiggley fishing lure - make your own Learn how to make a more advanced, 2nd generation Mr. Whiggley lure with Alumilite products.
Simple Mr. Whiggley fishing lure - how to make your own Learn how to make your own simple Mr. Whiggley lure with Alumilite products.
Powdered Head Lure Make your own realistic fish head lure with Alumilite products. Alumidust is easy to use, simply brush it one your mold prior to casting and the colored dust bonds to the Alumilite casting resin.
Easily Increase Lure Size Increase the size of a silicone rubber mold to make an existing lure significantly bigger while maintaining the dimensional stability. The original mold will return to the original size and shape without damaging the mold. In this video, Larry Dahlberg reviews the steps on how to do this.
Making Jointed Swim Whizzs The Swim Whizz lure manufacture shows how prototyping their lures with MakeLure.com products is easy and extremely effective for testing new designs. To check out all of Matt's great Swim Whizz lures, visit www.swimwhizz.com
Road Kill Frog Sculpt, mold, and cast a large paddle tail frog for muskie and northern pike. Use Sculpey polymeric clay to sculpt the original, Alumilite's High Strength silicone mold making rubber and Alumisol for casting your lures. Easy step by step instructions that will give a great idea on how to create, mold, and cast your own soft plastic lures.
Making a Bluegill Lure Make your own soft plastic blue gill lure using Alumilite's 2 part silicone Mold Putty and Alumisol soft plastic.
Ribbon Tail Lures Sculpt, mold, and pour your own custom soft plastic ribbon tail lures for largemouth.
Making Dragonfly Larva Lures Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows us how to make custom molds and how to pour lures of dragon fly larva using Alumilite mold making and casting products. Larry shows you basic techniques that will help you create, mold, and cast custom lures for your own fishing interests.
Whopper Plopper Part 1 Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, walks you through how to mold and cast the famous Whopper Plopper topwater lure. This lure uses a rigid body that is cast with Alumilite casting resin and backed with Alumilite's 610 structural foam in combination with a flexible tail cast with Alumilite's Flex 80. The tail produces the low pitch plopping sound in the water and is nearly indestructible.
Whopper Plopper Part 2 Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, walks you through how to mold and cast the famous Whopper Plopper topwater lure. This lure uses a rigid body that is cast with Alumilite casting resin and backed with Alumilite's 610 structural foam in combination with a flexible tail cast with Alumilite's Flex 80. The tail produces the low pitch plopping sound in the water and is nearly indestructible.
Make Your Own Swim Bait Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows you how to mold and cast your own swimbaits using Alumilite mold making and casting products found on www.makelure.com
How To Use Alumisol Soft Plastic Larry Dahlberg, host of the Hunt for Big Fish, shows you how to work with Alumisol to pour all of your own soft plastic baits.
Make a Lure with Larry Dahlberg "Hunt for Big Fish" Larry Dahlberg shows how to use Alumilite products to make your own lures.
Other Applications
Architectural Molding & Casting This video shows the process of making a Plat 55 silicone mold from an existing ceiling medallion and casting replicas using Alumilite Ultra-Lite 400 casting resin. Great for restoration work and one-of-a-kind pieces that are no longer available to purchase.
Alumilite in Education - Verndale Public Schools Verndale High School has integrated Alumilite products into their Applied Economics program. Students follow a small business model of manufacturing, marketing and selling their own custom lure ornaments. Students use profits from the sales to apply towards a fishing trip at the end of their program. Additional product information can be found at www.alumilite.com. Interested in starting your own program? Contact us at 1-800-447-9344.
Vac-Master 25 & 50 Tooling Resin This video demonstrates how to use Vac-Master 25 & 50 in making tools for vacuum forming. Vac-Master 50 contains over 50% aluminum and has great heat transfer for reproduced production cycles in vacuum forming, RIM, and foam. Machinability and polishability are excellent. Vac-Master 50 also has a high heat deflection. Vac-Master 25 is a great general purpose tooling resin for less demanding applications.
 

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