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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby blind pig » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:21 am

Magnetic Duckling wrote:Anything else we should not put under pressure, while we're at it? ^^;


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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Eltnot » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:54 am

blind pig wrote:
Magnetic Duckling wrote:Anything else we should not put under pressure, while we're at it? ^^;


Children and small animals

But large animals are okay. Got it.
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby blind pig » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:15 am

Eltnot wrote:
blind pig wrote:
Magnetic Duckling wrote:Anything else we should not put under pressure, while we're at it? ^^;


Children and small animals

But large animals are okay. Got it.


hey, if you can stick a cow in your pressure pot, please post photos of your work in progress!

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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Jynxia » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:27 am

Thank you for explaining everything so clearly! This has been a great help.
After a bad run with a Chinese factory I think I might give casting another go.
I've one question though; I'm reproducing doll parts which have channels drilled through so they can be strung with elastic. I'm planning on reproducing ones made of sculpey and I'm scared that even if I clog them up with plastercine the pressure pot will explode them or just force silicone into them. Sorry if it sounds silly. ^^;;; also sorry if this has already been explained.
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby mangozac » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:54 pm

Jynxia, sorry for the late response!

Filling the channels with plastecine should be fine. Worst case is a bit of silicone gets forced into the drilled channel. No big deal - it's not going to ruin anything. Simply pull the part out and trim off the unwanted silicone...
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Magnetic Duckling » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:29 pm

Jynxia wrote:Thank you for explaining everything so clearly! This has been a great help.
After a bad run with a Chinese factory I think I might give casting another go.
I've one question though; I'm reproducing doll parts which have channels drilled through so they can be strung with elastic. I'm planning on reproducing ones made of sculpey and I'm scared that even if I clog them up with plastercine the pressure pot will explode them or just force silicone into them. Sorry if it sounds silly. ^^;;; also sorry if this has already been explained.

Ages later but... may I ask which Chinese company it was, so I keep away from them?
I'd give advice but I use vacuum to make my molds.
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Magnetic Duckling » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:45 pm

*sound of the wind blowing in the trees* xD
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby mangozac » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:50 pm

Send Jynxia a PM to hurry her up :P

Haven't heard from you in a while Duckling - hope all is well!
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Magnetic Duckling » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:47 pm

I got a general question but, how much psi loss would you say is normal within 1 hour? I feel like I'm losing way too much pressure.
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby mangozac » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:58 pm

I think I lose around 10 PSI (starting at 55 PSI). How much are you losing?
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Re: Pressure Casting Equipment

Postby Magnetic Duckling » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:32 pm

I would say it doesn't matter anymore since it started leaking like shit just now. Just like the old one.

Edit : since this post feel so alone I thought I could give you an update on the subject. I believe the issue with this pot from hell was simply my strength, because a friend made me a tool to help me tighten everything and it stopped leaking ever since so yeah, girls ><;
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