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RE: Plaster Cast Hands!

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From: Dennis Golombek (dennis_golombek_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Apr 13 2002 - 07:19:35 PDT


My dentist gave me a 5-lb jar of the alginate last summer and he told me the plaster should be used in the mold as soon as it is feasible.

Dennis

Dennis Golombek

Lowry Middle School
North Tonawanda, NY
http://home.adelphia.net/~golombek

>From: "Sandra Rowland"
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: RE: Plaster Cast Hands!
>Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 22:47:32 -0500
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><>Do you know if it can wait overnight?>>
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>I don't know if it's necessary to fill with plaster immediately or not.....
>I don't think the mold would dry out so much to make the plaster stick to
>it--just haven't tried, and the kids are so eager to do this that I haven't
>experimented.
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>You do need to do the plaster fairly quickly as the material does break
>down as it dries. My cousin, my supplier, is a dentist and he keeps his damp
>until they are ready to pour the mold.
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