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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2012, 04:43:38 PM »

You will not regret ordering Michaels video. It will pay for itself the first time you watch it. I have watched mine several times and I pick up something I missed every time I watch it. Think i will watch it tonight.
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2012, 04:51:11 PM »

You will not regret ordering Michaels video. It will pay for itself the first time you watch it. I have watched mine several times and I pick up something I missed every time I watch it. Think i will watch it tonight.
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2012, 07:39:12 PM »

you tube has guys making dextrin by putting corn starch on a baking sheet and baking it in the oven. Don't know if it really turns into dextrin but it's on you tube..
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 01:44:20 PM »

I will have to look for that fast set plaster. The only thing Lowe's had was the plaster of Paris. Did you get it at Menards maybe?
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2012, 02:22:21 PM »

Plaster of Paris sets mighty fast IMO, but if you need it to set faster, add a little salt.
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2012, 06:27:52 PM »

I get it at Home Depot, but I'm sure Lowes has it as well.  Sometimes--especially if I want to add strength--I use fix-all.  It sets up very fast and hard.
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 05:11:10 PM »

Michael never did say plaster of paris he just said plaster on the DVD. I was hoping he meant just plaster because plaster of paris is to expensive.
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 05:33:17 PM »

Michael never did say plaster of paris he just said plaster on the DVD. I was hoping he meant just plaster because plaster of paris is to expensive.

$15 for a 25 pound bag that can make you $1,000 is 'too expensive'?!

Really!!


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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2012, 06:55:38 PM »

I bought one bag of plaster of paris (along with all the other supplies) after I got done watching the dvd back in december. Im already almost through my second bag! I use plaster of paris and works just fine for me. It seemed like after I did the first couple I had people calling me out of the blue asking if I could do the "rock stuff" on their mount too. An extra 100 dollars or so per mount I'd say it has way more than paid for itself! Well worth every cent that I spent on the dvd and supplies!
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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2012, 08:20:24 AM »

So I guess it is plaster of Paris. Handy information for the DVD. The bag on the DVD didn't look white like all the bags of plaster of Paris that I have seen. I do understand what you are saying about getting my money back. I guess I'm just a cheap ass. I did like the video and learned a ton.
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2012, 08:58:14 AM »

Ellie, I believe we used molding plaster in the video, in my shop on smaller projects I use plaster of Paris, you can use BOTH. in my shop I do not have time to be a 'cheap ass', I use the product I need and on return charge the client accordingly.

I'm not being rude, but considering $15 expensive for a product that will make you a grand is not being a cheap ass, it is being ridiculous.

Your mentality will attract the same type of clientele, that's dangerous.

I'm not putting you down, rather I'm saying you need to see the broad picture.  Dry it and get the mount out immediately!  Make your money!
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 Kick my shoes off so they can't trace me
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2012, 12:47:23 PM »

You are exactly right I do not want a cheap clientel. Thanks for making the video.
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2012, 07:42:47 PM »

I didn't know it was plaster of paris and just got regular plaster.  It worked okay, but took a super long time to cure and cracked some.  That's why I switched to fix-it-all.  Now I'm going to have to go  back and try the plaster of paris.  Thanks for clearing that up, Michael.
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