Sunday, December 01, 2013
We used hair bands and rubber bands to keep the mold together. This worked but the resin over flow tends to ruin the hair bands by sticking in their fabric, where as it just breaks away from the rubber bands. I say we because it was Mette's idea to use hair bands.
Upon being poured, the resin tended to over flow very quickly. The entry vent needs to be much bigger.
Yesterdays resin mix cured within ten minutes, today's was only half cured after an hour. My analysis is, this is because the first part of the resin needs to be well shaken before being mixed with the second part. Since the resin cured so fast yesterday, I rushed today's test and consequently forgot to give part A a good shake before hand. My big problem now is how to clean the honey-like uncured resin residue from the mold. I'm hoping turpentine will do the job.