How to Make a Plaster Panel Mould
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Andre Beluchi on Apr 08, 2016Oh wow, what an interesting way to make a plaster panel mould. Maybe I can try doing this for the project that my father invited me to do at his home. He has plans to put up some mouldings around his house. http://www.vbp.com.au/products/decorative-cornices-and-plastering-molding
Keith Towers on Jun 22, 2018
I started my working life training as a fibrous plasterer but left when I became allergic to the plaster. One of the skills apprentices had to master was making simple running moulds from scrap timber, cutting the template from an empty baked bean can or something similar with tin snips and then running a few feet of dado on the bench. We used to put pins along the centre line of dado to hold the plaster firm after laying the first coat of plaster, keeping it firm and straight. As each coat built up we would drag the running mould towards us until it had cut the correct design. The last coat was usually a splash coat which filled in any imperfections and left a beautiful smooth finish. During my brief time I watched older guys using moulds in situ, some moulds requiring two men to handle, their skill second to none.
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