Accu-Cast has worked out some very clever lifecasting buckets for doing hand castings.
This is the 8-Quart Hand Casting Bucket for Adult Hand Casting.
These buckets are made of very sturdy plastic so they should be good for scores of hand casts. For ease of use, we have cut the side of the bucket from top to bottom. A piece of tape holds the cut closed during the hand casting but simply removing the tape allows the alginate slug to fall out easily for un-molding your hand cast.
These buckets are made of a translucent plastic that makes it easy to see if one or more fingers are touching the inside of the bucket during the procedure.
Available in three sizes:
1 quart (child hand casting size)
4 quart (adult hand casting size- up to 2 adults or up to 3 children)
8 quart (family hand casting size- up to 4 adults)
Normally it takes about 2.5 pounds of alginate to fill this mold. This much should be mixed with a Power Mixer. Alternately, you could mix two 4 quart Mix-In-The-Bag alginates at the same time (get some help).
To see how they work, click HERE to look at the Hand Casting Procedure.