Metal Casting is known and loved for its high temperature, glowing molten metal and the possibility of making almost anything. Metals and their alloys are not the only things that can be used. . . Metal Casting is known and loved for its high temperature, glowing molten metal and the possibility of making almost anything. Metals and their alloys are not the only materials that can be used for casting. Plastic casting, especially recasting, is increasingly popular with the search for some unique artists and jewelers. Resin casting does not involve the use of furnaces, cruci racks or casting sand. In fact, what is really needed for resin casting is the mold, some resin (ofcourse), and time. There are actually two forms of resin casting. The first is one that is closer to metal casting, and if it is complex enough, use the mold, even the gate and gate. The second type of resin casting is to simply insert an object into the resin. An example of this is to use an ice cube tray, place an object like a small pendant in a cavity of the tray, and then fill it with a resin solution. After the resin is dry, you can take it out of the tray. The pendant is now wrapped in hard plastic. This form is usually used by jewellers and cunning moms, but it is fun for everyone regardless of age or experience. At least this is a great way to get rid of some of the shackles around your house and disguise it as art. You can cast leaves, coins and other items in the resin to make anything from charm to magnet. Resin casting using molds is usually used by those who use models and miniatures. Resin casting is a great way to make a few items at a time so you can avoid spending money that you may not have and wait a few weeks to deliver the item. Who has this time again? Like metal casting, resin casting requires you to make the mold. If you are lucky enough then you can easily find the pre- Make the mold, especially when you use the miniatures. If you don\'t want to buy these pre- Do the mold or just like do things in a hard way, then you have to do the mold yourself. Don\'t worry, it\'s fun. You need to find a molded box that will hold the rubber used to make the actual mold until it dries. Many people who use smaller objects have found that using toy blocks to make such molded blocks works very well and will provide additional convenience. Of course, a wooden box is OK. The box or flask has no top or bottom and only four walls. Place the molded clay at the bottom of the flask and insert it into your original. Make sure to add a way for the resin plastic to the mold. This cup or funnel should be placed on top of the mold. You will use silicone rubber and catalyst to make the mold. Follow the instructions on the label as each type will vary. A processed degassing device can be used to remove all bubbles from the rubber. This is an interesting process involving a vacuum pump. Slowly pour the rubber into the flask and cover the original one. It may take a day to dry, so be patient. Remove the molded clay, repeat the process using the bottom of the flask, or drag. You should have two parts now with the original in the middle. When drying, remove the mold from the box and very carefully separate the mold to remove the original mold. Put the mold back together, prepare the resin solution, and follow the instructions in the letter. Pour the resin into the top of the mold where you place the cup. The setting time of the resin should be indicated on the bottle, but in most cases it will take 30 minutes. When ready, remove the old opening and the casting. Resin casting may be a great home craft project, but just make sure to follow all the safety guidelines. This casting is still dangerous even if you don\'t handle the molten metal. Normally, the solution and chemicals used in resin casting are toxic if consumed. Not to mention that resin casting can be a bit smelly, so it\'s better to work outside or in a well ventilated room.