Tuesday, August 21, 2018

the persnickety shekel...

I have been wanting to cast one of these biblical coins in silver for years and now that I am finally experimenting with casting sand - I have my chance.  Turns out casting a coin is pretty tricky.  Thanks to a couple of YouTube videos, I almost have the technique nailed down.  I have tried 5 times and getting a little closer each time.  I have been casting in petrobond and just bit the bullet and ordered some (more expensive) delft clay which is a much finer casting media.  This was my last test that was tumbled for two hours then "antiqued" with liver of sulfur.   The pewter copy I am using to cast from is on the left.  The reverse (tails side) came out almost perfectly, but the obverse (heads side) didn't quite make it.  89,95,76,0,B

6 comments:

David Johnson said...

Nice work keep trying

Margery Bills said...

Wow.

Guy Hodges said...

Is there anything you can't do John?

John Wells said...

Actually...I still have a real problem successfully growing food in the desert.

Robert said...

Growing plants is a science in itself try plants that grow in Africa and alter the growing season collards and cabbage in the cool months .

Jennifer Woolvin said...

Coins look nice, will get better.