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    Default making your own candle molds?

    Bjorn, A while ago you posted about a material for making molds (polypropelene or something like that) I was wondering if you or anyone else found a suitable material. I'd like to make my own flexible pillar candle molds. I have a lathe so it would just be a matter of plishing up an aluminum cylinder and placing it in a carboard tube the right size bigger and pouring the plastic resin. Has anyone tried it? It seels like it could be much cheaper than buying molds.

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    why not just dip them for a pilliar like tapered candles?

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    A while back ABJ had an artical on making your own molds, the artical showed "Smooth-On" kits, I bought one and they work fine.

    http://www.candletech.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2

    Lots of info on this site.
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    Chef, Do you mean like hand dipped tapers? The 3"x4" pillar weighs 3/4 lb. I have hand dipped some small taper ones and I use the antique style tin molds from Betterbee for 6" tapers. They come out really nice.

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    Default which kit?

    Honeyman, I checked out the smooth-on site. There is a lot of different types to choose from. Do you remember which kit you got?

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    I have some mold material that I used to make a few plastic parts with. I bought a kit that had both silicon mold material and polypropylene plastic resin. I believe that they can be purchased separate.

    I stopped in on Honeyman just the other day and was looking at his mold material. It looks in appearance just as mine does but a different color. I know I know I made a mold to make cell cups with it and it works like a champ.

    Honeyman made some awesome figurine candles with his about a week before I was there. Got a couple of em sitting on the table. He's such a nice fellar!!

    Well duh!!! Stuff I have is called HobbyCast. There's only two types there, one being a little more rigid that the other. There's also a couple of videos you can watch to see how it works. Cool stuff.

    http://www.hobbycast.net/siliconerubber.htm

    http://www.hobbycast.net/video.htm

    The stuff HM has may be cheaper though? I can't remember?

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    10 years ago, at ABF Norfolk, I took a class fom an EAS guy. Excellent class and instructor. I think his name was Tom, I'm pretty certain he worked for an airline and lived in Pa. He had a resource for the the same type of rubber they make commerical molds from and gave instruction on how to. I know this doesn't help much at this stage but I also know there are a few EAS beeks here who may know him and could get the needed information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berkshire bee View Post
    Honeyman, I checked out the smooth-on site. There is a lot of different types to choose from. Do you remember which kit you got?
    I bought the "Ooo-Moo" or something like that BUT that kit has some plastic in it and as of now I dont have a need for the plastic BUT who knows what brain storm may hit me (mire like a slight breez than a storm) I made 3 small molds with one kit and have some left over (probably not enough for another) but I bought 2 kits so when I see something else I want to try I have it.
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    berkshire bee
    I will look later and tell you exactly which one I bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeyman46408 View Post
    berkshire bee
    I will look later and tell you exactly which one I bought.
    OK berkshire U bought the ooMoo 30 kit (2 ) and here is what Bizzy Bee is talking about, we bought these salt and pepper shakers when we out east somewhere and I made molds of them.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...g?t=1196704684
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    honeyman, Very nice job! Thanks for the details.

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    here's a thought for you, would it work to take say a small container or something like it and grease it up and fill it with silicone caulk. put a candle ( greased up) in it and let it dry. then cut the "mold" where you want it and reuse to your hearts content !!! Think it would work ??? Just one of my random thoughts.....
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    Focus, That seems like a reasonable idea. And the good thing is that it's cheap enough to give it a try. Thanks for the thought. I'll keep you posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by berkshire bee View Post
    honeyman, Very nice job! Thanks for the details.


    Newest one

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    Honeyman, Another nice job.As popeye might say, The posskibilities are endless.

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    I wont one!! I promise I wont burn this one. XXXX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzybee View Post
    I wont one!! I promise I wont burn this one. XXXX
    Not to bad for one handed huh
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    Don't get a swelled head about this HM but that is a darned nice job!
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    The one armed bandit strikes again!!
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    Default latest Molds

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...8/IMG_0264.jpg

    OK folks its getting cool and time to play in the shop more
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