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Old 09-08-2017, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default New Kickstarter Campaign for Casting Molds

Hey all!

I've been super busy over the past year working on a new project and now I want to share the news.

I just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a very innovative casting system. It's called "Gator Mold - Combo Pen Blank Casting System". Please follow the link for more info.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...casting-system

I've spent hundreds of hours developing and testing this system and I believe it may help a lot of you!

Please let me know if you have any questions! I'm in the process of transferring my website to a new domain called http://maneatercrafts.com. It should go live early next week. I will also be changing over my FB page and email account in the next few days.

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Good to see your making these available to the public. I've been using these since May of this year. I put them in the oven with the tubes installed to make sure they're moisture free and haven't seen any warping or cracking. I tap the on the edge of a table to demold and haven't had one chip or crack. I've cast hundreds of different blanks. Everything from tube in to solid blanks. I guess as of now I can tell you they're awesome molds but I can't say how long they will last. That's because I haven't had a mold fail as of now.
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Congrats! Looks like a great system.
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i can't wait to try the new system, correct me if Im wrong but one mold can cast from 7mm tubes to 12.5 mm tubes and everything in between just changing the stopper ends....... I can't wait. Ive used other molds in the past but I find sometimes the blanks I'm casting are not square, I'm guessing the pressure inside the tank is causing the silicone molds to open up a little.
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Thanks guys!

Yes William, the inserts are intended to support most all tube sizes. I will take a look in the morning and report back on the range each size stopper will handle. I just can't remember the details off the top of my head.

These molds will remain completely square, unlike silicone. You can expect no warping, twisting or cupping. The surface of the the casting chambers will remain smooth. No wrinkling like silicone. Think of the polar opposite to silicone molds. That's what these are.

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I can not wait to get mine in the mail.

I have some of ptownsubbies molds and these will be put to good use along side of his.
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Tom, question.......Liquid Diamonds is extremely thin, I've had minor issues casting in silicone molds and I'm sure it's operator error. My question is when using Liquid Diamonds in your molds, are the stoppers tight enough to avoid leakage? I don't want the end up having 1/2 of a blank.
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Is the casting system available ONLY through the Kickstarter campaign? Someone mentioned they had been using the molds since May. Will they be available through your new website once the domain changes, or through FB once it changes? Definitely interested in doing my own casting and leaning toward the Super Deluxe Pckg on Kickstarter. Just a little confused about source(s) of mold system since (like I said) someone here mentioned they have already been using your system since May.
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Could you add an option with all the accessories but without resin for us alumilite lovers?
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