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OfflineFloppy
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Casting molds..
    #25926671 - 04/10/19 12:37 PM (3 months, 4 days ago)

Hi guys,

No I'm harvesting tub after tub and collecting some Wonderful specimens I was wondering...
I'm also a beekeeper and love to make beeswax candles, what if I could make a candle mold of a mushroom...
I never ever made molds by myself nor did I cast something but would love to hear your experiences and of course tips and tricks to do it myself
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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25926700 - 04/10/19 12:53 PM (3 months, 4 days ago)

I have no experience with making a mold out of a mushroom but have made plaster and resin molds before which I think might be easier to achieve I'm not so sure of the mushroom maintaining its shape with the heat of the wax so I'm curious if someone has tried it.  Perhaps you could make a plaster mold then cast that to make a candle mold?  I don't know just an idea.


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Frank Rizzo]
    #25926707 - 04/10/19 12:58 PM (3 months, 4 days ago)

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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Frank Rizzo]
    #25928169 - 04/11/19 08:25 AM (3 months, 4 days ago)

So what I was thinking... First make a mold of the mushroom just to make an epoxy copy or something of it. So I can add polymer clay to it to for instance make a base and to model out the irregularities... But I don't know anything about this whole thing, it is all new to me :strokebeard:


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25929134 - 04/11/19 05:48 PM (3 months, 3 days ago)

The epoxy might melt the shroom thou, i would think. Worth trying thou.

Using clay then baking the clay would probably work.


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy] * 1
    #25930020 - 04/12/19 08:37 AM (3 months, 3 days ago)

Interesting thread.

I was thinking about molds recently too. I thought that it would be nice to melt plastic down and reuse it as one sees fit -- as in any mold. Maybe mold a water barrel?

Same with aluminum cans. I think some useful things could be made.

If I run into any answers, I'll post em here.

The ceramic mold sounds pretty promising, but how does one prevent sticking of the wax or plastic? Or would it stick at all?


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: XUL] * 1
    #25930364 - 04/12/19 12:42 PM (3 months, 2 days ago)

Not exactly what we're talking about, but here's a cool video of an aluminum cast mushroom-


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: foragedfungus] * 1
    #25933476 - 04/14/19 03:00 AM (3 months, 1 day ago)

i tried with plaster of paris i believe it was,store bought mushrooms,homemade forge and melted lead.



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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: NothingsChanged] * 2
    #25933812 - 04/14/19 11:27 AM (3 months, 21 hours ago)

Freaking awesome man.

Thanks for the pics. That's a neat furnace!
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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: XUL]
    #25933819 - 04/14/19 11:29 AM (3 months, 21 hours ago)

Bee keeper you say? Have you heard the news about shungite preventing hive collapse? Shungite honey... check it out you won’t be sorry you did!

During the recent Washington state hive collapse one man had three hives that did not die. Shungite was attributable to the prevention of he collapse

Check out delfd clay, I dunno much about it but a friend was explaining it to me about a month ago and reading this ring a bell so I asked him what it was called I think it might help this thread


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Raven44]
    #25934317 - 04/14/19 04:02 PM (3 months, 16 hours ago)

I don't know what material to start off with to be honest. That said thank you all for thinking along. I hope someone will pop up who tried this, if not I think I should source some material and start experimenting...
I didn't hear about it @Raven44, but we are not really dealing here (in The Netherlands) not really with hive collapse thank god.


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25934459 - 04/14/19 05:14 PM (3 months, 15 hours ago)

It does much more than prevent hive collapse worth looking into to say the least


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25934472 - 04/14/19 05:19 PM (3 months, 15 hours ago)

propped the mushroom up in a bowl then poured p of p around it, once hard i dug out the mushroom then filled hollow cavity with molten lead. then when cooled broke plaster off.


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: NothingsChanged]
    #25935306 - 04/15/19 01:57 AM (3 months, 7 hours ago)

Hmm but if I want to use it for a candle... plaster isn’t the way to go isn’t it?


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25935313 - 04/15/19 02:06 AM (3 months, 6 hours ago)



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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Raven44]
    #25935353 - 04/15/19 03:17 AM (3 months, 5 hours ago)

Thank you Raven!


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25937894 - 04/16/19 01:29 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Shungite helps bees reproduce much faster than normal and also produce more honey faster it’s a win win definitely look into it :smile: ❤️


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Raven44]
    #25937904 - 04/16/19 01:36 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Ah thank you Raven! I definitely will look into that


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Floppy]
    #25938065 - 04/16/19 03:37 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

It’s pretty cheap to give a shot and do a side by side let me know if you do!


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Re: Casting molds.. [Re: Raven44]
    #25938117 - 04/16/19 04:03 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

I work at a big beekeeping store a side of my Master I'm doing, we got 50 beehives in the garden over there I will talk with my boss :smile:!


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