drop of amber instead of wool

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 09/04/12 01:13 PM

Is there any work around for getting a borrowed object into a chunk of amber? Something that sets to an easily shattered consistancy etc?

Thanks in advance,

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/04/12 01:27 PM

You would use some sort of tinted plastic that dries almost instantaneously when two compounds are mixed together.
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Postby Michael Close » 09/04/12 01:37 PM

How much time do you have?
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Postby Doc Dixon » 09/04/12 02:00 PM

Richard,
Years ago I did some work with the stuff you're talking about, making a gaff that looked like an ice cube. If memory serves me right ( I know, mother of all qualifying prefaces) it takes at least an hour to begin to set properly.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 09/04/12 02:03 PM

For the hole/slot - likely just a minute maybe two and not to have fumes. Probably not more as folks have seen Jurasic Park.

At a guess the critical feature would be having the chunk look solid and the shadow of the imbedded object stay in place.

On the working side, the hammer has to give a decent tap before the 'amber' item shatters to free the contents.
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