I'm busy with making 3" paper hemi's now.
Pressing them out of straight kraft paper works but you see folds it it which isn't that nice, making 4 normal cuts in the paper almost to the center didn't work for me.
I still have to try the snowflake forms and papermache.
Newspaper makes nice hemi's to, but it rips apart easely when glued(I use wallpaper glue, which offcourse is water based), but you can't see much folds in them and there cheaper(free) then kraft, but much thinner so it needs more paper.
Here are some pics of my mold:http://i11.photobuck...shellmould1.jpghttp://i11.photobuck...shellmould2.jpghttp://i11.photobuck...shellmould3.jpg
The screws are for a little standoff when using papermulsh so the shell has the same thickness everywere.
When using pasted paper I get the screws out of it.
Hemi's inside and outside:http://i11.photobuck...raftshells1.jpghttp://i11.photobuck...raftshells2.jpg
Only need to find a way to get the sides straigt and smooth and find a paper patern to get the fold out of it.
I hope the links finally work now, made the account public.
Sprengman, what's the diameter of those nice papersheets?
I don't press them in a press, I just press the paper in with my bodyweight.
Edited by Erwin, 07 August 2005 - 10:17 PM.