From wood to plaster

Par Stanislas Nicolas, 07/10/19



This week we molded our tile in plaster. We reduced the scale of the tile to have a length of 21 cm.


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As usual we drew a few sketches to better visualize the work we had to do and the correct measurements we needed.


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We measured and cut the cardboard of the mold and glued reinforcements on the sides and painted a thin layer of shellac seal it all. Our four sided dam was ready.


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The plaster fitting in the mold. Unfortunately, the plaster we created was too liquid which made the cardboard a little wavy. But it didn't affect the visible final product.


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Speaking of which...


The process of casting the mold and creating the plaster was very interesting, a first timer for all of us.



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The Docta Manus in action...                                               ... and a columned "city" appeared on our table

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Finally, we drew an exploded axonomery of our mold to even better visualize how all the parts fit in the mold.


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