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Lesson Two: Tools and Materials


Jimenez makes his molds using the same fiberglass materials used to make some car bodies, pleasure boats and surfboards.

Pieces of woven fiberglass are coated with resin mixed with a catalyst, which causes a chemical reaction.

Jiménez stores rolls of fiberglass and resin in his casting workshop. For safety's sake he stores the catalyst in another building so that resin and catalyst cannot come in contact accidentally and set off a dangerous, uncontrolled reaction.