Sunday, October 30, 2011

Curvy Molding

I came up with this one on my own!  The Problem:  How to fabricate matching trim to go around the arched tops of my niches?  (Especially without a workshop full of fancy gadgets),  The Answer:  Make a mold of the straight, wooden molding and cast it in leftover DAS clay and then bend the pliable, cast molding to fit the curve!

 I know it looks a little rough, but I'll work out the kinks.  BTW, the second attempt with the DAS and wine bottle went a lot better, with a little vegetable oil spray to loosen things up a bit.  Guess I'll chalk the first attempt as a 'practice piece.'


fauxcasino said...[Reply]

Don't you love the Das.....So many things you can do with it! It looks like its all going well!!

fauxcasino said...[Reply]

John.....this is so weird, I just joined Anneke's blog and when I joined I re read my comment and the name was was my sons band name????

They have changed the name too so I can't imagine how its happened, even when I click on my profile pic my proper google account comes up, this is so weird.....what do I do??

Hhmmm, maybe just un join and try again....??

oooooohhhh!!!! Its halloween????

John said...[Reply]

Hi, Fiona, or should I say, Fauxcasino?!?

Lol, don't ask me, Fi, I can't even change my profile photograph...

fauxcasino said...[Reply]

OH NO!!!!

Its even Here!!!! I have to get my son out of bed and hope he can fix it!!!

Iris March said...[Reply]

John -- I guess you just pressed the wood moulding into the DAS? Did you use vegetable oil here too? The ability to make curved moulding (and other fancy stuff, I assume) out of DAS, is very important. I could have used this many times in the past -- but thanks to you, I am getting very smart, finally!

John said...[Reply]

Hi, Iris! What I did was make a mold of the wooden molding, with the DAS clay. A rubber mold, I realized later, would have been a better choice. But the DAS mold worked OK! And yes I did grease the mold with cooking spray. But yeah, you can make curved moldings and not have to make them with complicated tools.

I'm learning, too, and making stuff up as I go along, Iris! No one has called my bluff, yet, so I must be doing something right?

Irene said...[Reply]

Good on you for figuring that one out - you're a real miniaturist now!!

John said...[Reply]

Hello, Irene! Do you really think so?!