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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:01 am
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I use a slightly modified Lucanus jig for my mold.[/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:22 am
sphunfishing


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I goofed. Here it is.

I use a slightly modified Lucanus jig for my mold. I press the jig into the modeling clay, then add some alignment holes.
Clay by Sinh Phun, on Flickr

I then pour some Bondo over it.
20180224_124921 by Sinh Phun, on Flickr

The alignment holes did not come out good, so I bodo it up and sand it down. I then drill out 4 alignment holes.
Bondo by Sinh Phun, on Flickr

Here's the 1st cast. It turn out quite well, and it needed some finishing.
casting by Sinh Phun, on Flickr

This will be for my personal use, after all it's a clone of a commercial product. I'll make my own design on my next mold.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:36 pm
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That's pretty cool and came out great...never thought about using bondo for a lead pouring mold. What did you use to keep the lucanus and the 2nd 1/2 of the mold from sticking to the bondo? I have 3/4 of a can of big bondo can left...thinking maybe I should try it for making lead lure molds or even soft plastic lure molds. I've made soft plastic lure molds out of plaster before but bondo might be better im thinking.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:24 pm
sphunfishing


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I use petroleum jelly and brush it around. For the Bondo part, I mixed Bondo body filler and Bondo fiberglass resin together so it's the consistency of honey. I then pour it into the mold. It's about 3 part filler 1 part resin. The fiberglass resin is the same stuff in body filler. As for catalyst, I used a little of both from the filler and resin. Hope this helps.
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