Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber
Re-create the process that gave us car tires, rubber bands, and the boots on your feet
Time Required: An Afternoon
Cost: Under $10
» Pliatex Mold Rubber Pliatex is a compounded natural rubber latex product that’s been partially vulcanized. It’s available at craft stores and online. See sculpturehouse. com/s-278-mold-making-materials.aspx for information.
» White vinegar
» Food coloring (optional)
» Bowls (2)
» Measuring spoon
» Stirring spoon
» Candy mold
WILLIAM GURSTELLE is a contributing editor of Make: magazine. ...