In a recent post, I mentioned that there are plastic mold making processes in India and in the US that use a silicone mold.

I mentioned a few things that you might have noticed in my posts on plastic mold makers in the past.

They include, the use of silicone, making the mold out of an organic material (so you can have a solid plastic surface that you can use to make more complex shapes), and making the material out of a solid piece of plastic.

Here is a list of things that I found interesting in the article that were new to me.

You can see more about mold making in India at this link.

So I figured, what if I made a post about mold makers and their techniques.

In this post, we’ll be looking at the processes of making a mold out from a piece of PVC pipe.

How To Make A Mold From A Piece Of PVC Pipe   First, let’s look at the process of making your own mold.

You will need PVC pipe and a piece or piece of cardboard. 

1.

Cut a piece (or two) of PVC from the same piece of paper that you will use to print out your designs.

This is a good place to start because you can always cut more later. 

2.

Cut the PVC pipe in half, so that the diameter of the pipe is equal to the width of the cardboard.

This will give you the same diameter as the piece of fabric. 

3.

Now cut two pieces of cardboard in half so that they are roughly the same size. 

4.

Now add the two halves together, so the piece is about the same width as the PVC. 

5.

Cut out the PVC pipes from the PVC, so they are about the size of the pieces of paper. 

6.

Now, cut a hole in the PVC so that it can be screwed in the cardboard, making sure that the hole is about an inch or so in diameter. 

7.

Put the PVC pieces into the PVC holes and glue them together. 

8.

Next, drill the PVC hole into the cardboard so that there is enough space for the PVC to go through. 

9.

You are ready to make your mold out out of the PVC! 

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