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Old 2015-12-08, 7:31pm
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Hi to you all,

I'm looking for a place where I can order a custom shape mandrel. I'd like to have a mask shape (like masquerade mask) see link:

http://www.vivomasks.com/collections...masks-for-prom

Has any one ever seen something like that ?

thank you in advance for your help

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Old 2015-12-08, 8:16pm
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Cathie, do you mean a custom, mask-shaped 'mandrel' or a 'press'? It would be awfully hard/impossible to get the glass off a mask-shaped mandrel.
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Old 2015-12-08, 9:53pm
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Or perhaps you are looking for a slumping mold for the kiln?
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Old 2015-12-14, 6:28pm
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Yeah I know it would be hard to do or to find. I whish I had simpler idea A mask shape mandrel would be so nice.
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Old 2015-12-16, 7:28pm
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Places to look
abrimagery.com has some molds
artcoinc.com has some graphit push molds from weaver industries.
I think weaver uses a CnC mill so it should be posible to custom order one.

To be honest it sounds like one of Carlo Dona's stamps.
Carlodona.com/English/stamps
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Old 2015-12-21, 7:48am
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Thanks for all the info.
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Old 2015-12-28, 3:47pm
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You may be able to shape your own graphite. Arrow Springs used to sell scrap leftover graphite and I believe it can be shaped with a dremel tool.
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Old 2015-12-28, 11:28pm
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Just be sure to use a dust filter, do it out side probably with a fan to blow it away from you and or use a HEPA filter.

The dust can be really fine and it gets every where.

A water bath is another option but you will want to dry it slowly and thoroughly so it doesn't boil when in contact with hot glass
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