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nord
11-10-2011, 11:34 AM
Was just going to ask how hard is it to make a stone?

And some tips if its doable :)

Christianiron
11-10-2011, 11:58 AM
Slater's Hardware sells diff. size molds... probably the easiest way & you can make more than one. I've seen a few DIY versions, made one myself using large plastic bowl to mold half a stone. Attach bowl to already molded half, cut hole at bottom of bowl ( now top of mold), pour cement in. Kinda works, but difficult to do this way. You can also use a big rubber ball (fitness ball) to make a FG mold with.

Tom Mutaffis
11-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Was just going to ask how hard is it to make a stone?

And some tips if its doable :)

Are you looking to make the stone with a mold? Or make a mold (plaster) and a stone?

nord
11-11-2011, 06:30 AM
Mold and a stone i guess but Christianirons site helped alot but more help allways welcome :)

Tom Mutaffis
11-11-2011, 08:14 AM
Mold and a stone i guess but Christianirons site helped alot but more help allways welcome :)

If you want to purchase molds then I would go with Slater stone molds, here is their website: http://www.slatershardware.com/stonemolds.html. For smaller stone molds you could also go with Hybrid Athletics molds: http://www.hybridathletics.net/stone_molds.php

Another option would be to make mold using a swiss ball if you do not want to purchase a mold, that is why I asked about which option you were looking at.

Video on how to make atlas stones using the molds:

Slater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsLr23vWlHs
Hybrid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIzEZoAK7Hw
Homemade mold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqS-kXBtmOs

nord
11-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Great tip and loved that that the homemade mold video was a guy from sweden :)

Thanks btw first post here on Wannabebig and got great response :)