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Offline RollaJedi

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Homemade Oven
« on: April 4, 2006, 12:59 PM »
I created a unique and utterly cheap invention this past week and thought I'd share!
When I lived in my old house, I cooked all my sculpy in the oven.  My wife didnt care for it too much, so when we moved, she asked that I not do it anymore.  Well, this put a real monkeywrench in my customizing.  I tried using a hair dryer, but it took forever, even though it did accomplish it over time.

So, I got a bright idea one day. 

I took a cardboard box about 4" all around (square) and left the top open.  I taped down thick aluminum foil to all sides.  Then, I cut a hole out a little bigger than the end of my hair dryer.  I taped shut the top all except for one side which I could open and close to put my object inside.  Along the bottom, I put a few holes for vents.

Stick your hairdryer in the hole and put the sculpy object inside and hit high heat for about 5 minutes.  Its done!  Really its your own easy-bake oven!

It works perfect for me now!  I'll try and post pics but its really simplistic.
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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #1 on: April 4, 2006, 01:36 PM »
Thats a good idea. Lots of work though. All I do is just microwave a cup of water for about  2 1/2 minutes. Then stick the sculpty figure in the cup for about 5 minutes.
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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #2 on: April 4, 2006, 02:00 PM »
it took about 30 minutes to make the thing.  But, its done now and I can use to almost forever.  I never have been a fan of the boiled water thing.  I would think it would leave your clay all wet.
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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #3 on: April 4, 2006, 02:12 PM »
i do the boiled water routine too Phruby. after having the sculpy crack/break off after baking i tried the microwaving water trick & its worked like a charm ever since. that's also how i boil & pop is microwaving water in a cup - so much easier than slaving over a hot stove  ;)

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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #4 on: April 4, 2006, 05:27 PM »
I boils all my sculpy too.  I've only had problems with thicker pieces.  By boiling the sculpy I can attach it to figures.  I've been told that putting the figs in the oven with sculpy may melt or discolor them.

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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #5 on: April 5, 2006, 07:50 AM »
Quick question about sculpy: does it self adhere to plastic, or do you have to use a fixitive / adhesive after it's cured?

Oh, and so as not to defeat the purpose of this thread, that homemade oven sounds really innovative. I'm good with cooking sculpey in my oven, but if I ever lose that ability, I'll keep this make-shift cure-box in mind.
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Re: Homemade Oven
« Reply #6 on: April 5, 2006, 09:43 AM »
Sculpty sticks to plastic very well. No adhesive is necessary. Just sculpt it onto the figure and cure it.
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