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gourd mold [message #46428] Wed, 04 April 2012 03:04 UTC Go to next message
avatar kbinsted  is currently offline kbinsted
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I'm planning to make a portrait gourd:

http://blog.makezine.com/2012/03/15/how-to-grow-a-portrait-g ourd/

It seems to me that, since there's no heat involved, I should be able to print the mold itself (rather than printing the head, then making a mold from it) - right? What material would you recommend?


Re: gourd mold [message #46431 is a reply to message #46428 ] Wed, 04 April 2012 06:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dotsan  is currently offline Dotsan
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Great idea, use WSF, I look forward to seeing the results.

Re: gourd mold [message #46470 is a reply to message #46428 ] Wed, 04 April 2012 19:56 UTC Go to previous message
avatar GlenG  is currently offline GlenG
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First off, it will take more material to print a mold. Then, you only have one mold to work with on your gourd plant. I'd print the portrait first and use the $$ savings to make several molds.

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
Leonardo da Vinci

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