This video tutorial demonstrates how to make realistic rock faces on hills and mountains using flexible rubber molds and plaster. The process is easy and hopefully inspires other toy model train layout.
Flexible Rubber Molds
This video illustrates in great detail how to create a perfect urethane rubber mold. Urethane Rubber molds are widely used when a flexible mold material is required and a more expensive or less abrasion-resistant silicone rubber is not desired. However, their use requires care ...more
Check out this video for how to create simple one piece silicone rubber molds. This technique is ideal for smaller projects (less than 12" x 12"), this is the easiest process for creating parts, patterns, tools, & molds. We demonstrate creating a silicone rubber mold and then ...more
Watch this instructional model making video to cast your own rubber molds for dioramas and model railroads. You can custom design terrain features this way. You will have your own molds for casting. If you are making large dioramas this will also save you money. Use rubber mol ...more
GardenOfImagination demonstrates how to make clay molds. To make clay molds with rubber stamps you can use your scrap clay. First, you need to condition your clay by working it in your hands. This will make it easy to work with and get all of the wrinkles in it. Then roll it i ...more
This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's EZ Spray Jr. system to spray mold rubber, liquid plastics and casting resins. Learn how to make molds out of any object out of rubber, plastic or resin.
Say whatever you want, but Steampunk is primarily a maker culture. Consider that Steampunk has existed since the 1960s and yet more or less languished in obscurity until approximately 2005, which is when it made the leap to costuming. That costuming was what provided the leap ...more
This video segment will show you how to make a simple two-part mold using Urethane RTV molding rubber. The same process can be used for silicone molds.
This educational safety video is geared toward public and private utility workers and linemen who need to remove pole tops while dealing with high-voltage electrical cables and electrical insulators. It discusses the proper pole topping removal procedure and demonstrates effec ...more
Watch this instructional video to make cheap molds for casting miniatures. You can then duplicate pieces for building your diorama or game terrain. Sculpt original forms using polymer clay, and layer on latex to make a cheap rubber mold. Or, you can use pre-made forms to press ...more
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!
This video shows you how to make a flexible mold using Amazing Molding Putty. You can make molds of just about anything that has the desired shape and texture you want. The putty comes in two parts that are kneaded together. Take a piece of each part that is equal to about ha ...more
This video shows you how to tile and waterproof a shower. Stage 1 Use dunlop shower waterproofing kit. (Containing water poof primer, coating and tape) -Mark a line at the height of 1 meter above the shower way on the wall. -Brush the primer over the marked area vertically, wa ...more
Mosaics are a cool type of art. You can use mosaics to liven up your home or garden and they are cheap and fun to make. Check out this video for tips and instructions for making mosaics. You Will Need • Fiberboard • Pencil • Ceramic and glass • Adhesive glue • Strips of w ...more
We've seen compressed air power a homemade rocket, shoot erasers across the room, and even remove dents from a vehicle, but how about breaking a bike lock? As Theodore Gray of PopSci explains, no matter how tough your lock is, there's one thing that will defeat it every time— ...more
One lump or two? That was the age-old question with sugar cubes, which used to be a staple of any tea salon or dignified household this side of Downton Abbey. These days sugar isn't really used in cubes much except in bars and restaurants, and that's a shame. Cubes are a lot l ...more
We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...more
If you need a tiny, flexible attack platform for raining down human-interface-device (HID) attacks on unattended computers, the USB Rubber Ducky is the most popular tool for the job. By loading the Ducky with custom firmware, you can design new attacks to be effective against ...more
Ant-Man isn't one of the most famous Marvel superheroes. In fact, with the news of his individual movie came great doubt that the comic book legends could succeed in telling the tiny story of an oddball hero on the big screen. Yet with its humor and unique story, Ant-Man has b ...more
News : Living Bacteria in Clothing Could Detect When You Come in Contact with Pathogens or Dangerous Chemicals
While at work, you notice your gloves changing color, and you know immediately that you've come in contact with dangerous chemicals. Bandages on a patient signal the presence of unseen, drug-resistant microbes. These are ideas that might have once seemed futuristic but are bec ...more
Watch this video to learn how to use Rebound 25 brush-on silicone rubber to make a mold. This two part video series is very detailed and helpful! You could make a mold of anything you choose! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a brush on silcone rubber mold. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make ...more
This is an excellent video that covers creating a clear silicone rubber mold to deal with a complex parting line or irregular shape. When a project requires a complex parting line, it is often easier to pour the entire mold in one process with clear rubber, then cut your parti ...more
This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's ReoFlex urethane mold rubber to cast a simple 1-piece block mold. Learn how to mix, pour, form, and create a one piece mold to create duplicates of an original object. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a one piece block mold out of uret ...more
Learn how to make a silicone rubber mold.
In this DIY guide from the folks at the TAP Plastics, we learn how to produce a simple latex mold using liquid latex rubber. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the technique in about seven minutes. For all of the details, take a look.
This instructional video shows the simple steps for how to cast a cavity pour mold with Mold Max 30 RTV Silicone Rubber. Learn how to make the mold and make duplicate models of statues, sculptures, or figures, with this casting technique.
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a face using Body Double Silicone Rubber. This is a great technique for making masks or sculptures! Watch as he casts a finished lightweight casting.
Do you want to create your own underwater adventure? Then let the A-TV science squad show you how to make the coolest underwater vessle around. You'll be the captain of your own submarine in no time! For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: 8 coins tape mode ...more
I think it's fair to say that every maker yearns for a 3D printer. You can replace circuit board connectors, fix your glasses, create ski grips, and make whole machines out of printed plastic parts—even a 3D printer. But without a 3D printer on hand, you can always resort to S ...more
I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more
In this two part video you'll learn the complete process for casting duplicates of a miniature figure. How to make the rubber mold in two parts and how to cast the miniature duplicate. A two part mold is the kind of rubber mold you make for complex minis like figures, warriors ...more
Watch this video to learn how to use glove molding systems. Glove molding systems are ideal for working on medium and large projects, this process involves creating a thin layer of flexible material and backing it up with a stronger, rigid material.This process can be used in ...more
The Perfect Ballet Bun This video tutorial shows you how to make a perfect ballet bun with very minimal effort. It's a quick and easy method! This sophisticated looking bun works great for ballet, figure skating, dance and other occasions. Items Needed A bun foundation, bun ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a female torso using Body Double RTV silicone rubber. This is a great technique for sculptors!
When your clay is too tough and not malleable beneath your fingertips, you've got trouble. Pottery, after all, requires smoothe and flexible clay that can be molded into any shape you desire. Fix this consistency problem by watching this tutorial by Simon Leach. Leach will sh ...more
This video describes the coloring techniques to make a realistic gelatine prosthetic wound. The presenter chooses to use grease paint as it applies easily to the rubber gelatine wound mold. First, apply a base color to mimic that flesh tone around the wound and blend it until ...more
Check out this detailed video that covers how to mass cast an object with no flat sides. This video is only for very experienced mold makers or the particularly ambitious. When mass casting a part without a flat side, you must create a two-part mold. We create a two-part silic ...more
Treat your guests to some wand-erful Witch's brew this Halloween. They'll be screaming for more! Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to make Witch's Brew punch decorated with creepy spider ice cubes. INGREDIENTS FOR WITCH'S BREW: 3 cups cranberry juice 1 cu ...more
Learn how to eliminate cord clutter with the folks from Martha Stewart's REAL SIMPLE. Nothing is more annoying than a pile of messy cords. Those dozens of wires around your home?in your kitchen, by your computer, behind your TV?can be a tangled nuisance. Control cord clutter w ...more
How To Tutorial Supplies Needed: Rubber Gloves- $3-10 Respirator-$20 1 roll of drywall mesh $5 1 small jar of Vaseline (1.75 oz) $1 1 small brush $2 3-4 small buckets for mixing $3-4 Stirring sticks $2 Small box of Plaster of Paris (4.4 lbs) $5 1 pr. of scissors 1 bag water-b ...more
This animation shows the various steps taken when creating an RTV mold. First, risers are put on the part to allow air to escape from the final mold. A thin film is attached to the part, which will act as a seam for the final mold. A box is built around the entire structure, a ...more
Laminate flooring is easy to clean and is a great way to spruce up a room. With yourlist of items in hand and a little bit of elbow grease you can have new floors in no time. Don't forget: measure twice, cut one. Sidestep expensive labor costs by installing your own laminate ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use Encapso K silicone rubber to create a realistic "Pink Lady" drink prop. Learn how to mix and color the rubber and mold it into the shape of a girly cocktail with faux fruit and fake ice.
An instructional video on making melt & pour rubber soaps using a special duck pond soap mold.
Watch this video to learn how to make a reproduction of a sink with a two part production rubber mold and cast it in concrete.
Watch this video to learn how to make a two-piece cored mold using Reoflex 40 urethane rubber from Smooth-On. Great for making pots or containers.
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 Silicone Rubber from Smooth-On to make a twig candle mold and casts wax into it to demonstrate candle making. She make fake wood candles! Very cute.
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 silicone rubber to make a mold of a tree branch and make a casting in liquid plastic to use as a peg coat rack.
Watch this video to learn how to construct an adjustable and reusable mold box. The mold box serves as a containment field for the mold rubber.
Nothing like a a little blood and gore to get in the Halloween spirit. Nicole Magne of Craftzine demonstrates how to make a convincingly grisly headless Marie Antoinette costume. Brush up on your basic sewing and sculpting skills before you get started. You Will Need Sewing ...more
Terri Sproul shows you how to Work with Paperclay and Molds. Make a ball of paperclay and push it firmly into the center of the home-made or ready-made Mold. Make the surface of the Paperclay level with the surface of the Mold, adding more Paperclay if necessary, and removing ...more
If you're looking to dress up an ordinary room, think about installing crown molding (also spelled moulding). Very few additions make a visual impact like crown molding, which gives a subtle yet elegant design element to any space. And with the proper tools and set up, install ...more
Sure, epoxy is poisonous if ingested, an eye irritant, and probably carcinogenic, but you can still make a mask out of it anyway. The flexible quality of epoxy, allows to make an exact mold of your, or any desired face. Watch this video sculpting tutorial and learn how to make ...more
The Process & Form Of Brian Craig- Wankiiri By Adam Reeder The best way to learn the trade of art is to do as artists have always done, learn from the best. I think it is without question that Brian Craig- Wankiiri is one of the greatest living sculptors on the planet. I fi ...more
This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more
Tim Carter demonstrates how to remove insulated glass panels from either side of a front door. Replacing the sidelights on the front door is possible. Just follow these steps for glass replacement. If the insulated sidelight glass panel on your front door goes bad, it can be ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to sterilize a sponge with Debbie Anderson. Over time, your sponge can collect a lot of different bacteria, so sterilizing it is very important. You will need: baking soda, vinegar, measuring cups, rubber gloves, and a microwave. First, place a s ...more
Kombucha is a fermented tea used primarily for medicinal purposes. If you need to make some at home and don't want to go out to the health store, check out this video. Fermented kombucha tea is sold in many health food stores, but some people prefer to make it at home. Warni ...more
Get your grout floors looking brand new again! With this tutorial, you'll learn how to remove stains that tend to form on grout. Mold, mildew, and food are some of the culprits that stain grout in your bathroom and kitchen, but a few household products and some elbow grease c ...more