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4 years ago
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how do you make a sculpture out of marble dust. what is the steps to take.and what is a cheap clear glue the will not bond that fast , as epoxy glue in 5 minutes. I what to just use pure marble dust and glue to make it real marble , is this possible to do.if so please give me the steps to take.Howard thank you very much

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4 years ago
jade
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I was thinking of trying it myself. The mixture should be 1/3 marble powder, 1/3 white cement, and 1/3 plaster.
This mixture is supposed to dry slowly (about12-24 hours) and you can carve it about 6 hours after casting, if you want.

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4 years ago
red46
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The best way is using clear resin mixed with the marble dust.

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3 years ago
Cathy Judge
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With the plaster content would that mean that you couldn't put the piece outside?

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3 years ago
jade
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This mixture is stronger than plaster. I think it could be placed outside but I didn't try it outside yet.

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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you can use polyurethaen resin that doese not smell like epoxy you can by fast or slow seting ifyou are using a latex mould with poly you will need a spray release agent you do not need release agent with epoxy you simply mix your marble powder with a small amount of white pigment in part. a. urethaen resin then ad part.b mix togethere and wack it in your mould then wait for nature to take its cource congradulations you have a butiful marble cast when making your cast you make them hollow like egg shell by rolling it around the inside of your mould if you look around garden centres you will see polystone ornaments thats how thaye make them the best moulds to use are silicon as the styrene inresin attacks latex after so many casts. but silicon can handle anything you throw at it and i have read so many people telling people to use petrolyum gelly vaseline as a release agent for latex don't. its wrong it will destroy latex but you can use it as a release on silicon allday. mick pearson

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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there is so much to say and not enogh paper you can allso use white cement fondue. to mix with your marble powder it the most expensive cement. but the hardest on this planet. it can be troweled on to an armature or cast. mix three parts marble dust to one part cement fondue.or two parts with one white sand and one fondue. you can by grey cement fondue that's much cheaper than white. when your cast is dry. resin or cement. polish it with neutral shoe polish. mick pearson

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3 years ago
jade
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Hi Mick. I see many of your friendly and useful posts on the forum. Why don't you sign in as a member. It is free and easy.

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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hi jade thanks for your nice note i like to help people if i can and i will sign up soon i will still help people in my usual way at the moment. till i pluck up the courage so thank you jade that was nice of you. mick pearson

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3 years ago
jade
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You are most welcome!
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3 years ago
Cathy Judge
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Hi Mick
I'm a techno phobe and avoid paper work too but joining was incredibly easy and only too a minute of my time.
Go for it!!

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3 years ago
darilatkins
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Jade is quite right Mike!

Your enthusiasm and quick responses have indeed cleared a backlog. However, as you may have observed, those whose queries you have answered, do not let you know if your answers have actually helped them. So you need to think of an interactive discussion or some such idea.

Keep up the good work!

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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its nice to hear from poeple to get some form of feedback so thank you for the kind words. i have tought my self every thing i know i used to ask questions years ago but the profesionals would not let you know back then. but now the info thats available is phenomenal. books and video's ar all new to me we used to get panphlets with little info on them and like a mad sceintest you blow your self up the first time and stagerd over to do it again. what used to take years to learn is all available you have the web for materials books and video and hands on. i wish i could have cut corners i urge poeple to have a go then let us know how they got on thank you very much jade. mick pearson

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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was it darl that wrote to me i thought it was jade sorry darl thank you for the kind words to jade allso sent me a nice note and cathy judge so thank you all from mick pearson

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3 years ago
jade
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And... will you sign in?

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3 years ago
mick pearson
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after laughing my head of you devil. you tricked me into thinking i was going to answer a question. im not raedy yet but thank you jade. i will soon

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3 years ago
jade
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3 years ago
mickpearson
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HI darilatkins i was thanking you for the kind words and i hope we will hear from you again soon

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1 year ago
Nuh
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Hello Mick,

For a street furniture project, we need to manufacture benches and litter bins made from marble resin.. But we dont know marble resin.. Can you help us?

Regards

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1 year ago
mickpearson
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HI NUH. the question is can you get your hands on marble dust and polyurethane resin witch has no odor like other resins. if you can your in business you say it will be a large amount of furniture. are you getting paid after the job is done or will you get some of the payment before the job.? if you don't know how much it will cost you cant put a price on your work.
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1 year ago
mickpearson
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i'm digging out an old post about marble dust because our recent subject is the same as this old post so after correcting and cleaning things up a bit iv'e had a good laugh. hear it is connecting this post to the new one. have i and others really been hear that long wow.

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1 year ago
jade
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12 months ago
Miss Wallace
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I'm your biggest fan

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12 months ago
mickpearson
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HI MISS WALLACE. marble dust is mixed with resin in the same way as metal dust. bronze.copper. etc. cold casting because there is no heat used to melt anything.

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12 months ago
Miss Wallace
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Is that process also called aggregated cold cast?

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12 months ago
mickpearson
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HI MISS WALLACE. iv'e never heard of aggregated cold casting until you told me about it. is there a difference between a cold cast bronze or copper than an aggregated cold cast bronze or copper. the marble in its original form is a block of marble and it might be carved in any way. and the dust like saw dust is left behind after the stone mason is finished carving. the dust is normally disposed of. but some one thought of the idea of mixing it with resin and any colour pigment and turning it to look like it did before it was carved. so like re cycling. you can mix any dust or powder with resin as long as it is dry material. metal powders are are dry powders and when mixed with the correct resin. can be re worked to look like a bronze silver or brass copper metal statue or anything you want to cast like hands or feet. can you tell me please why it is called aggregated. as i only know of cold casting. is there a difference. sorry i did not get back to you early. i was out all day. but i will be pleased to help you cold casting metal. or cold casting marble. and you are right any castings that are not using heat are cold cast.

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12 months ago
Miss Wallace
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Hi Mick. I always enjoy conversations with you. I was browsing some artists that cast and www.andremasters.co.uk if you go there this guy briefly explains the process if the pictures he posted and he has and imprinted foot in cold cast copper but her says it's aggregated cold cast I think I may understand a little of the process I'm just not 100% sure... Can you go check out his work and tell me if you are familiar with that process and if not u may know another way to go about creating that type of piece ...

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12 months ago
mickpearson
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HI MISS WALLACE. ill have a look right now. ill be back in a jifi.

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12 months ago
Miss Wallace
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Thanx hun

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12 months ago
mickpearson
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HI i know what he means he said he was cold casting bronze and also using cold cast aggregates in marble and any other stone finishes like onyx. so yea i'm familiar with cold casting in metals and the aggregates meaning the stone types like marble etc. so i can help you with one at a time. hows that.

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