Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Finishing the Molds

Plaster room
The large drum mixes the plaster of paris that coats the wax molds. Once the mold is covered with the plaster, it is then covered with sand.

Wax molds covered with plaster and sand.
The birds in the photo clearly show the hollow legs and pan that were added to the wax mold in the earlier step. The mold has been covered with plaster and sand and are left to dry completely in an air-conditioned room with a lot of fans.

Next: Preparing and pouring the bronze. . .



7 comments:

  1. I can smell the equipment...almost! Fascinating!

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  2. So fascinating. Thanks for all the great pictures (and descriptions) of your visit to the Foundry.

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  3. So many steps! THere is a foundry nearby and now I kind of understand whats going on behind their walls!

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  4. This is also interesting. I had no idea there were so many steps involved. Blessings, Betsy

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  5. Oh my! That looks like messy work. I'd be in the ladies room constantly washing my hands. The poor birdies would NEVER get finished. LOL

    They are very CUTE birdies!

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  6. I am enjoying this so very much!

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  7. Since I've been out of touch, I needed to go back to your earlier posts about this fascinating process. Great photos and so very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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