Dodecahedron Bronze, Part 5

BallouPour02This past week I was able to participate in the actual pouring of the bronze for my sculpture. Above, the small furnace containing the crucible for the small amount of bronze needed for my piece.

 

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The images above show the pour in process – it really was unbelievably hot.

 

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Love that glow!

 

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This image shows the beginning of the breakout process…

 

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Starting to show through…

 

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An inspection… The process is nearly complete. After all of the casting material is removed, we’ll sandblast the bronze, then polish to achieve a final look. We’ll also have to do some welding, in order to connect parts that were cast separately. My thanks go out again to Chris Morrey, who has helped out for the entire process, and to Jim Calvin, who stepped in as an experienced hand to actually conduct the pour.

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