Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Dakota
Dogs Name: Kasimir and Luki
Dogs Age: 3 yrs. 2mo.
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Time limit expired: I decided I wanted to add some additional info.
Edit: I may actually try the duct tape method again and use the plaster of paris. One of the drawbacks of the foam is that it doesn't have any weight and I wanted the casts to have heft to simulate the dogs standing (pressure on the bottom and the flattening of the feet). The drawback to the clay is that it is a bit of work and is hard to have complete accuracy since you can't see what is going on and don't know if it turned out correct until the plaster is dry (I did have some toes pushed up a little and out of alignment...and though I wanted to have the dogs other leg held up during the mold process it was too hard to keep him still since his other foot was on cardboard (which slipped a little) and was covered in clay. Eventually I want this project to be easy, cheap, accurate, and repeatable by anyone.
I don't remember what this is from but: Thomas Edison..."I have not failed 1,000 times. I have
successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb."