MOLD MAKING BASICS
FREE | 3HR 30MIN
What is mold making? If you’ve always wondered, it’s time to find out! From start to finish, we’ll teach you about common practices for planning, building, and pouring custom molds and how to implement them every step of the way. Gain insight into the tools you need, the necessary safety precautions, and how best to train your brain for mold making.
Make With a Maker
66 In-Depth Lessons
Coupon Code Available on Completion
English Closed Captioning Included
7 CHAPTERS • 66 VIDEOS • 3HR 30MIN
CHAPTER 1: PLANNING & PREPPING
Join Jordan in his discussion about the planning and prepping stages of crafting basic molds. He’ll teach you how to conceptualize molds for whatever master you choose and how to begin turning that concept into a reality. Also gain insight into what kinds of silicones to use and what qualities of theirs you should pay attention to.
CHAPTER 2: BUILDING
Jordan walks you through the tools you’ll need to build your own mold box as well as the different types of mold boxes you can create. You’ll also learn the best ways for adhering your master in your mold box and positioning your mold box for pouring.
CHAPTER 3: MIXING & POURING
Discover how to best tackle measuring, mixing, and pouring silicone for a custom mold. Jordan also breaks down the processes of degassing and pressure casting silicone.
CHAPTER 4: CURING
Did you know that there are numerous types of curing processes? Let’s take a look at what those are, the ways you can test a silicone’s cure, and the difference between a demolding cure and a full cure.
CHAPTER 5: DEMOLDING
Once your mold has cured, the next step is demolding. What does demolding entail? Jordan gives us insight into removing our mold boxes, trimming excess silicone, and the variety of release helpers you can use while demolding your mold.
CHAPTER 6: MOLD SUPPORT & POSITIONING
What are support cradles and when should you implement them? What can you do to ensure the best casting results from your mold? Jordan breaks it down (figuratively) so that you can set yourself up for success (literally).
CHAPTER 7: MOLD CARE & MAINTENANCE
How do you care for your mold once it’s complete? In order to ensure the longevity of your custom mold, proper storage and maintenance are essential. Learn more about what that looks like.
How to Make Your Own Mold
How to Choose The Right Silicone
Types of Mold Boxes
How to Mix and Pour Silicone
How to Demold Silicone
How to Clean and Store Molds