I spent a little time this evening trying to figure out how to set up the parts for making molds. I needed to stab a few with wire where the bolts will be because when I cast the part I want to be able to insert a bolt into the mold and then cast over it. There’s some small crevices in these parts and I want to be sure the silicone gets into them all. I think I can put them into the vacuum chamber after I pour and that will force the silicone in, but I don’t know if the vacuum pressure will cause the parts to shift of the suspension wires (they’re not very secure). I guess I could just stick one in the chamber without silicone and see what happens. The more I look at the wire setup the more I think I need to find a better method. I want the part to be suspended when I pour the molds so that there’s a good amount of material below the part. Well it’s getting late, I’m tired, busy day tomorrow, so I will attack it again when I’m more awake.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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