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Old 10-01-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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katana sword mold help

What would be the best way to make a 1/6 katana sword mold?
Im going to use alumilite to make the mold, but im not sure what method to use. Would a 2 part mold be the best?? Please let me know!!!

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Old 10-01-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: katana sword mold help

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How about filing and sanding a strip of metal sheet?

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Im making the blade from styrene. but once put together with the Tsuka (handle)i though i could just cast away, rather than have to make individual blades
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
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Re: katana sword mold help

I would make it a 2 piece , should be very little parting line (flash) if done correctly , and much easier to cast (pour).
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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I would make it a 2 piece , should be very little parting line (flash) if done correctly , and much easier to cast (pour).
sounds good!!! ill let you know how it turns out!
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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Re: katana sword mold help

I agree with Steve to make a 2 piece mold rather than a one piece mold. Trying to remove the item from a one piece mold can be a pain let alone breaking the molded item getting it out of the mold. A two piece mold is more time consuming than a one piece but better results
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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I agree with Steve to make a 2 piece mold rather than a one piece mold. Trying to remove the item from a one piece mold can be a pain let alone breaking the molded item getting it out of the mold. A two piece mold is more time consuming than a one piece but better results
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:17 PM   #7
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Re: katana sword mold help

I always use one piece moulds but I am nuts ............don't do what I do, go with a 2 piece mould.

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