When one begins exploring casting glass, one is introduced to the world of mold making. Molds are used everywhere: positive molds, negative molds, open-faced molds, closed molds, multi-piece molds, wood molds, sand molds, plaster molds, silicone rubber molds, pulling waxes, vents, gateing, etc. If you want to do anything more than just ladeling hot glass into green sand, you need to learn how to make molds.
This is one of the best books at explaining the mold making process. While the author's focus is on making molds for use in building props for the theater and stage, the concepts of moldmaking are the same, regardless of the application or final material. The book is a bit dated, lacking some of the newest materials, but it delivers a strong foundation of the basics, and the use of the tried-and-trued materials. If you've ever wondered about materials like Butcher's Wax, or Potter's Soap, you can find out about them here. This is a must-have in everyone's library!
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