Molding Stag Leap – Plastering the Beast February 21, 2010 Dave stands with one of the part molds in front of him timing the plaster, waiting on the perfect application time, somewhere between a runny sloppy liquid and, “HURRY UP” it is starting to setup. Notice, Dave is very clean. Dave demonstrates a skill mastered over time, prepping the hemp. The hemp is rolled up into what Tim was taught by Garland Weeks to be, cow patties, (round flat discs) and snakes, (long ropes). The purpose of the hemp is to add strength to the plaster. The plaster will hold the shape of the rubber sections and provide strength while pouring the wax. Things are starting to get messy. Tim finishes, “bagging the deer” the plastic keeps the sections clean and allows them to move from one panel to another. After 600 pounds of plaster, multiple nights of heating pads and several bottles of…………..Motrin, Stag Leap is molded.