Sunday, December 7, 2008

Casting Tree of Life Pendants

Mark did casting tonight. Actually all day. The wax has to slowly burn out of the plaster "flask" up to 1300 degrees then the flasks need to come down to 1050 to cast into them. Pictures are of Mark heating the metal (where the flame is blue) to just before casting (where the flame is gold.) After the metal is melted he releases a spring and the caster spins throwing the it into the flask. The last picture shows how molten the metal still is just after casting.

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