A pirate needs booty. Lots and lots of booty. Here’s a quick peek at pirate mathematics.
Start with some homemade models. I made these from wood. I scored the grain and added trim pieces to form a couple crates and a couple barrels.
I sealed these with a couple light coats of gloss sealant to prevent the mold silicon from flowing into the pores of the wood. I poured a mold using the Smooth-On Pourable Kit. 24 hours later I removed the originals and started to pour.
I built a number of stacks. Four actually. Care must be paid to any voids, gaps, and spaces. These areas need to be filled to maximize mold life. Any air bubbles in the original castings should be filled too.