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Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by bevan, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. bevan
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    bevan Junior Member

    I need to produce a plug to make a mould. Can anyone think of a material besides wood and metal.

    Thankyou :)
     
  2. Dutch Peter
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    Dutch Peter Senior Member

    Foam is a good option.
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    If it's a one off mold then you can use anything that will hold it's shape, support the weight of the laminate during cure, be reasonably inexpensive, reasonably easy to work into a fair surface and tolerate some heat during the cure.
     
  4. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    Foam as mentioned, concrete springs to mind, clay, plastic...actually, some plastics are lousy....
     

  5. David Cowen
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    David Cowen desperock

    Hardboard is what I am going to use. It has one lovely shiny surface that can take polish pva etc and its only £2 a sheet over here. Give it some ply as a former and your off!!
     
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