1. May 2, 2014, 6:17 PM - Casting Rangefinder Stalk #1

    So I've been doing quite a bit of casting recently but I've been having issues getting a good rigid cast of my rangefinder stalks. Eventually I've been embedding a piece of aluminum in the resin as I'm casting but I was wondering if anyone else has a different method for making the stalks so they come out rigid instead of having a pliable consistency. I've been casting them in Smooth-On 320 and I've even tried 65 D but nothing seems to work as well as I'd like.

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  3. Darth Voorhees's Avatar
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    Jun 29, 2014, 4:06 PM - Re: Casting Rangefinder Stalk #2

    It's really just the nature of the urethane resin. A lot of them will have a slight give, especially at the thickness of the stalk. You may want to try and find a more rigid resin. Alumilite resin is a little more rigid. Or maybe try a polyester resin. But the aluminum embedded idea is used by many to keep the stalk rigid.

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