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Information regarding skin friendly wax candle additives

As far as I'm aware for BDSM purposes you want to get the melting point low enough to not burn the skin, but high enough for the recipient to have intense sensations. Paraffin and soy wax are common ...
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Some guidelines to create a silicone mold of this flower pot object

Alternative to a silicone mold You could just as well print the pot twice in different sizes and use those prints as a mold. You'll probably need to print both sizes at the same time because you ...
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Creating food-safe silicone beads

You can use food grade silicon for casting as well as for making molds. What you need to look for is chocolate casting silicon. They are pretty expensive and there are plenty of manufacturers, but you ...
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Simple as possible DIY box for making silicone molds

According to AeroMarine Products' page on moldmaking, (emphasis from source) Generally, silicone RTV mold making rubber does not stick to anything, and nothing will stick to it. The exception is that ...
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Some guidelines to create a silicone mold of this flower pot object

I won't duplicate all the good information in Elmy's answer; this will be supplementary ideas. If concrete is the material you want to cast, here are some considerations. Just to clarify terminology,...
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Can I mold plastic (HDPE or LDPE) in silicone?

Sort of, within limits . HDPE and LDPE melt at temperatures that won't damage silicone designed for that temperature (some silicones that are designed for lower temperature ranges can degrade from ...
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Can a home made silicone mould that's still tacky after 24 hours be salvaged, or is it a complete loss?

If it's still tacky after 24 hours, that's not a good sign. If it feels solid, you can try cleaning it to see what happens. At least some types of uncured silicone mix well with limonene, a solvent ...
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How best to thin Silicone for Roto Casting

There are various common solvents, like mineral spirits, that will thin silicone. However, the solvent becomes part of the volume. Once the silicone cures, the solvent will leach out and evaporate, ...
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Easy shaping material to use as blank/base/reference for silicone casting/molding

There are still a couple of ambiguities in the description, so I'll try to cover a few variations on what you've described, including a possible alternate approach. Resin casting as the "finished&...
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Easy shaping material to use as blank/base/reference for silicone casting/molding

The terminology varies from "industry" to "industry" but the concepts are the same. I watched years ago a video teaching creation of molds from fiberglass cloth. The original was ...
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Is there a way to bond silicone to nylon?

I assume you use a molding silicone or a specialized prosthetic silicone for film and theater masks. The chemical compositions of those kinds of silicone are designed to not stick to anything. ...
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Can I use a hair dryer to remove bubbles from casting resin?

A hair dryer is actually a bad way to deal with bubbles. It blows too much air, too little heat, and can blow dust onto the resin. Start by minimizing bubbles There are many techniques to minimize ...
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How to properly glue wood to a silicone mold to later fill with another material?

Silicone works well as a mold material because virtually nothing adheres to silicone other than silicone. CA glue may not be a good choice, as it certainly will not adhere, but also may damage the ...
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Simple as possible DIY box for making silicone molds

Since you are already skilled at 3d printing, have you considered 3d printing a custom shaped box slightly larger than each specific base requires. Doing this would minimize the amount of rubber you ...
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Is there a way to bond silicone to nylon?

I would look into making holes into the silicone face and feeding the line through. If you plan on using monofilament line a tiny hole and the line cut at an angle will already work, the line working ...
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How to properly glue wood to a silicone mold to later fill with another material?

Get a set of magnets (I think 4 but more may be needed) and drill holes in the wood on the side it sits against the mold and insert (glue in) the magnets. When you get ready to poor your concrete you ...
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