DIY cast Scupper Bowls?

Ramdough

Well-known member
Dec 10, 2016
115
Austin, TX
Anyone ever try to cast your own scupper bowls?

I am thinking of trying it out. I need extra large ones because I plan to have lighted bubblers in them and I want to not lose too much water.

I was looking at using a product like this:

Z Liqui-Crete (add mix)

If you look at the videos, the product looks to pour better than most dry mix products.

I would just have to make a mold.

I am still trying to figure out how I want to make a mold. Wood for a square shape, foam with a hot wire for round shapes, fiberglass over foam, still researching.......

Any ideas? Examples? Web links?


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BeachHead

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Mar 22, 2016
182
Las Vegas, NV
Anyone ever try to cast your own scupper bowls?

I am thinking of trying it out. I need extra large ones because I plan to have lighted bubblers in them and I want to not lose too much water.

I was looking at using a product like this:

Z Liqui-Crete (add mix)

If you look at the videos, the product looks to pour better than most dry mix products.

I would just have to make a mold.

I am still trying to figure out how I want to make a mold. Wood for a square shape, foam with a hot wire for round shapes, fiberglass over foam, still researching.......

Any ideas? Examples? Web links?


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Neat idea. Try searching on you tube for making a concrete sink. I was watching some on concrete counter tops, and one popped up that showed a guy casting a custom sink. I'd think this would be somewhat similar. IIRC, they used some high density foam, and cut/shaped it. It was very interesting, and not out of the realm of DIY.

Definitely share some pictures of whatever you do.
 

Ramdough

Well-known member
Dec 10, 2016
115
Austin, TX
I have looked at a bunch of those videos. That is very similar to what I am thinking. Just looking for input from everyone here.

If I am the first one, I will definitely post a how to.


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