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    Default Bronze casting at the Apprenticeshop

    Last weekend, I attended a two-day bronze casting workshop at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine. I've taken two other classes in casting before-one in lost wax casting and one in sand casting, both at RISD, where I work.

    The instructor of those two classes was teaching this workshop too, and since it took place at a wooden boat school, I splurged and drove up there for the weekend.

    This was my first time casting from a two-part pattern that I made. I'm still a beginner, but it was very satisfying. Of course, like many things we do on this forum, it was a lot of time, effort and even money to get something that I could have picked up second hand for about 15 bucks. But, it's about the process.

    Here are a few photos...

    [IMG]IMG_1518 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_1519 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_1520 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_1526 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_1537 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_1536 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Cheers,

    Mike
    Last edited by Falcon1; 10-27-2018 at 05:40 PM. Reason: changed "mold" to "pattern"
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Default Re: Bronze casting at the Apprenticeshop

    Looks like you've got a good start! What flavor of boat will you be attaching to the cleat?

    Alex

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    Default Re: Bronze casting at the Apprenticeshop

    Mike, if you chose to continue with bronze casting I recommend joining this forum.
    http://www.alloyavenue.com/vb/forumd...casting-forums
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Default Re: Bronze casting at the Apprenticeshop

    I find the whole process quite addictive, much more enjoyable to work with stuff you've made than a generic bit found at the marine consignment shop.
    Steve

    Boats, like whiskey, are all good.
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    Default Re: Bronze casting at the Apprenticeshop

    Nice work!

    Jim

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