Tips for When Alginate Goes Wrong is a simple study in 'snaps,' the alginate brush-up for prosthetic molding that will be cozied into a rigid shell and then backed with yet another hard material...usually a stone or other pourable hardening substance. Everyone who's ever tried it knows there are a few things to look out for.
But when Rob gets to man-handling this seaweed derivative, it's like putty in his hands. And once you've watched him, it won't be long before you drop any concern you ever had about it and jump right into your first perfect snap mold.
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- Title & Introduction - 00:00:00
- Mixing the Alginate - 00:00:50
- Wrap Up - 00:15:19
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FOR YOUR WORK STATION
- Lazy Susan
- Partial Lifecast of Face (aka “Snap”)
- Mold Life Alginate
- Van Aken’s Klean Klay Alternative
- Zip ME-301S Pattern Release
- Files and Rasps
- Hand Rasp
- Latex Gloves
- Plastic Mixing Buckets
- Wooden Stir Sticks
When working with toxic and/or dangerous materials or tools:
ALWAYS read labels for appropriate use guidelines
ALWAYS wear a high-grade respirator
ALWAYS work in a well-ventilated area
ALWAYS protect your skin
ALWAYS wear eye protection