Friday, 9 December 2011
Today we did the bronze pour, it was great to see and very warm. The bronze is now cooling and I can't wait to see my cast cupcake on Monday.
The bronze is heated to 1100 degrees Celsius.
It is then lifted out in a carbon pot.
The impurities are skimmed off the top of the molten bronze.
The bronze is poured into the sand/plaster mix molds. (the wax structure was encased in the plaster sand combo and then put in a kiln to dry out and for the wax to melt out, so the plaster can be poured in).
It will take a day to cool.
The left over bronze cooling.
It's a lengthy process but should be worth it!