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How to Build a Silicone lay-up Case Mold with Matt Lewis

How to Build a Silicone lay-up Case Mold
Build Molds for Large and Complex Pieces Follow along as Matt demonstrates this advanced technique

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  • Lesson Details
Matt Lewis
Modeling & Sculpture
Mold Making
5h 26m 39s

Artist and master mold maker Matt Lewis will show you how to create a clay lay-up or case mold. You will learn how to make the most economical and highest quality case mold possible. You will learn how to use the materials and gain the technical knowledge that will enable you to solve difficult problem areas in your molds.


  • Laguna WED Clay
  • Wire Clay Cutter
  • 3/4″ x 18″ x 18″ Melamine Board with 3/8″ Gauges
  • Talcum Powder
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Rubber or Silicone Gloves
  • Plastic Cling Wrap
  • Mold Knife
  • Sponge
  • Paint Stirrer
  • Wood Modeling Tool
  • Wooden Dowel
  • USG Hydro-Cal
  • Chopped Strand Fiberglass
  • 5 Quart Bucket
  • Stainless Steel Mold Making Spatula
  • Stanley Shaver 7 1/2″
  • Vaseline and Odorless Mineral Spirits Mold Release
  • Electric Drill
  • 3/4″ Paddle Drill Bit
  • 1/4″ Drill Bit
  • 2″ Chip Brush
  • Flat Screwdrivers
  • Double Face Sledgehammer
  • PVC Dowel
  • Super Glue
  • Bolts
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Digital Scale
  • Mold Max 30 Silicone Mold Making Rubber
  • Paint Mixer
  • Wax-Based Clay
  • Dust-Off Compressed Air
  • Scalpel with Hooked Blade

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