Food-Safe Mold Making Basics
Here is a helpful mold making video created by http://www.MakeYourOwnMolds.com that teaches basic mold making techniques using an amazing mold putty called, Silicone Plastique. Mold making is a valuable skill that can be very useful for just about anyone who is involved in creating a physical object. I have taught thousands of people how to make molds and have come to realize that most people have a predetermined opinion that mold making is very technical and difficult to perform. It is true that mold making can be very complex, but you may be surprised to find that 90% of the physical objects around you right now can be molded with Silicone Plastique. The reason this is possible is because I have spent a decade and a half developing this amazing mold putty into a perfect consistency that feels like modeling clay and is very user friendly. Originally designed for chefs to be used in kitchens for food molds, Silicone Plastique is completely non-toxic, food grade and complies with FDA regulations concerning synthetic rubber coming into repeated contact with food. While chefs world wide use Silicone Plastique, it is amazing how this easy to use silicone mold making compound has found its way into many diverse areas. Scientist and engineers purchase Silicone Plastique in order to make molds of their inventions so they can have a collection of duplicate prototypes. Paleontologists use it to make molds of fossils right at the dig sight and in museum work shops. Restoration experts use Silicone Plastique to make molds of ornate mouldings and picture frames in order to repair damaged originals. Artists, polymer clay & precious metal clay sculptors find Silicone Plastique perfect for reproducing their original art creations into exact copies that can be sold for a profit. Educators, parents and children’s activity directors find Silicone Plastique to be a medium that fascinates kids and very helpful in creating parts needed for science projects or other educational endeavors. Professionals in all industries have found Silicone Plastique to be an excellent material to have on hand for making custom gaskets and seals for machinery, handles for tools, bumpers and pads for conveyor and assembly lines. Custom shaped pads and coverings for orthopedic and prosthetic applications are also made with this amazing silicone mold making putty. Silicone Plastique has even been used by farriers to treat a horse’s hoof by packing this smooth and pliable mold making compound into the hoof under the shoe in order to add support and helpful repair to a horse’s hooves. The list is endless of how Silicone Plastique is being used throughout the world and quite a fascinating story when you consider that it was originally designed as a chef’s mold making material. But in a way, it makes sense when you consider that a chef, like us, has at his disposal only the basic kind of tools found in a kitchen. He, like us, doesn’t have much time nor can he undertake a process with a complicated learning curve involving technical equipment. Sounds like the rest of us, doesn’t it? It seems that what will work for a chef in the kitchen is perfectly suited for the rest of us, namely a mold making system that is easy to use, a consistency that we can handle like clay or playdoh and a quick curing time that yields a strong, pliable mold that can be reused for a lifetime.