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Knobs? Nuts? pup covers?

homo  milk for jim

ice cream,  yogurt, butter, cottage cheese, milk shakes.....lol, i did watch the vid , who`s going to be the first one to incorprate  this idea into a build....Jim

Thought it was interesting how easy this can be done. I have have not tried it yet. I wonder what inexpensive ways there are to make molds for this process. I would think you would have to do some polishing , etc after molding.                                                                           Thanks for the input gene and randy.

I made a batch of this milk Plastic up 3 days ago. It finnaly dried hard. Its very pourous, like a sponge. maybe if dried under compression in a vise would be more solid.

Thats what i was thinkin, let us know how it goes.

pete linch said:

I made a batch of this milk Plastic up 3 days ago. It finnaly dried hard. Its very pourous, like a sponge. maybe if dried under compression in a vise would be more solid.

If milk plastic made with vinegar and  potato plastic is made with vinegar,  I wonder if you can mix milk and potato (or other) starch with vinegar and get some plastic with different (better?) properties. Has anyone tried this?

Also, you can try to add fibrous material (maybe saw dust?) to see if it makes the plastic stronger. And food coloring or other pigments can be used to color the plastic.

This is a cool topic, but I doubt you will be able to develop a durable plastic usable for guitars (nuts, bridges, knobs).  Potato plastic is biodegradable, and I suspect milk plastic is as well. So, the life span of the plastic is highly suspect. But, I'd love to be proved wrong. Maybe a few coats of polyurethane can slow down the decomposition.

Picks  and pick-guards, two more plastic items that would be cool to make with home made plastic.

Also wish I could get YouTube videos to play in China to see how they make it.

-Rand.

To speed up drying, perhaps a toaster oven set to the lowest heat setting could dry it within a few hours.

pete linch said:

I made a batch of this milk Plastic up 3 days ago. It finnaly dried hard. Its very pourous, like a sponge. maybe if dried under compression in a vise would be more solid.

it warps bad when any heat applied.

 

Good to know.

pete linch said:

it warps bad when any heat applied.

 

Sweet!!

I like the pick idea:)

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