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Sand casting - Al

Al
Date: 2012-02-26 17:19
Subject: Sand casting
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It was a nice sunny day so I got out into the shed and after a bit of tidying was able to have another go at casting the bronze pendant of The Horned Reaper from Dungeon Keeper 2.

In the end it took me two goes because I didn't get the bronze hot enough the first time, but I'm quite pleased with the end result.

If you're interested in the process, you may prefer to start here instead.
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Dingbat
User: quercus
Date: 2012-02-26 18:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nice bit of casting. That's impressive detail for sand.

What sand is it? Oil-bonded?
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Al
User: aperrott
Date: 2012-02-26 21:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think so, it goes black and smokes when heated. It's nice fine stuff apart from the occasional tiny pebble. :-)

Edited at 2012-02-26 10:16 pm (UTC)
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veronica_milvus
User: veronica_milvus
Date: 2012-02-26 21:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excellent! It looks really good, and I liked the series of process photos. Love all the metalworking jargon too.
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*bunni*
User: glamwhorebunni
Date: 2012-02-26 21:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very cool! Well done :)
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Al
User: aperrott
Date: 2012-02-26 22:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks! I'm slightly surprised that the chin came out so well given that it sits above where the metal flowed in.
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Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day: bridezilla blast
User: cleanskies
Date: 2012-02-27 08:28 (UTC)
Subject: looking good
Keyword:bridezilla blast
nice! How do you melt the grain?
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Al
User: aperrott
Date: 2012-02-27 20:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a reasonably hefty propane torch. It takes ages, but you get to watch the metal melting like ice so it's not all bad.
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