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Re: Repairing A Carved Foot

Posted By: mal <blacksheep@sympatico.ca> (Ottawa-ppp-199871.sympatico.ca)
Date: 12/3/2 15:05

In Response To: Repairing A Carved Foot (Dave Jolley)

I have one with exactly the same problem. Artist supply stores will sell various mold making compounds. One is a one-off type that cures into a soft pliable rubbery material-for which you will need to build a water proof container around that which you are reproducing. You can actuall get 5 good casts from this before it breaks down. Another type is a brush-on latex type. You won't need to make a box aroung the foot, but the high ammonia content may damage your finish. An even more expensive route is to get two part dental mold making material from your dentist/denturist. It cures to a tough rubbery texture with excellent detail. Good luck.

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