Friday, July 23, 2021

A week of casting...



From the video description:
Had a bit of trouble getting a cast I was happy with. Five pours over five days. It is difficult to see in the videos but I was losing detail in some of the letters in the first 4 castings. Mostly it was an issue of not enough pressure to give me the detail I was looking for in the letters. The final pour worked because I had a good runner and gates, just the right amount of metal, and I screwed the mold halves together so the pressure couldn't push them apart. Did a finishing, acid etch, and patina test on one of the duds - and it looks very promising.
92,98,78,0,B

3 comments:

Unknown said...

The etching really makes the longhorn. Which dud is that? It looks really good!

John Wells said...

This is #4 which was very close to being a good cast.

Brian said...

Very nice tribute