|©2016 Barry Smith - Smoking hot - graphite crucible with molten metal at 1100 C|
I put the electric furnace and a full crucible of small silver-plated brass and EPNS offcuts on at 8.30am. But by 10am when we were to do a pour the weather looked like this…
|©2016 Fiona Dempster - Not the best day for melting and pouring metal|
I had made a few "green sand" (9 parts sand and 1 part clay mixed and dampened) moulds such as the small pyramid below. The colour of the sand is rusty as I was using fine rusty coloured sand.
|Green sand mould|
|©2016 Peter T - Pouring into plater and graphite moulds|
|2016 Fiona D - Brass-silver metal pyramid from plaster mould|
|©2016 Fiona D - Blue glass partly imbedded in metal|
|©2016 Peter T - Glass beads imbedded in metal|
|©2016 Fiona D - Watch body imbedded in metal|
|©2016 Fiona D - Metal heart|
|©2016 Peter T - Pieces knocked out of graphite moulds|
|©2016 Peter T - Small pyramid out of sand mould|
|©2016 Fiona D - Most of the pieces in the rough|
Very safety conscious when doing this work - me with safety equipment.
|©2016 Peter T - Ready for outer space?|