2012 Bronze Pour (nutshell overview)

Marty.Hicks
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2012 Bronze Pour (nutshell overview)

Unread post by Marty.Hicks » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:32 am

Here are some pictures showing a bit of the process leading up to the pour.
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flasks.jpg
Flasks. Getting ready for mold making.
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Tile-Patterns.jpg
Patterns for sample tiles. Masonite and plasticine. These are simple to make and simple to cast.
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sign-pattern.jpg
The pattern. I actually made two of these since it was a 2-sided sign. (That was how I did it anyway).
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pattern-mounted-1.jpg
Pattern on board.
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pattern-mounted.jpg
pattern on board and dusted.
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pattern-in-flask.jpg
Pattern in drag flask ready to be rammed. The cross boards are to reinforce the sand.
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mold-drag.jpg
Sand rammed and hard with the pattern removed. The runner is still in place.
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