lost. (wax casting)

>> Saturday, May 28, 2011

photo - instructables.com
i've been researching the whole lost wax casting thing.  i figured that i would start there because it seems the most interesting technique - it would allow me some freedom sculpturally and make me stretch my imagination a little.


but now i think it might be a little over my head - especially in regards to equipment.  cuttlefish bone, vulcanizer, seriously, wtf?  star trek, much?  i'm going to keep reading up on it, but i am pretty lost and think that i am going to have to find a course to take.  it might not be something i can do at home - all the pictures i've looked at involve molten metal being poured into a crucible and then swung around to create centrifrugal force.  (hmmmm... i remember getting a 55% in grade 11 physics... this might spell disaster for me)

2 comments:

Anonymous,  May 28, 2011 at 11:01 PM  

lol we can both be Trekkies...my show next year (if we have one) is going to be a Star Trek theme...soul sisters again!!!! Dvd launch party tomomrrow...I think I'm going to look fat...you know what they say about the camera...I should run with you and the mini! L
PS - the word I have to spell belos as "word verification" so I can post this message to you is "swineless"...and yes, I am without swine!

thestoryofkat May 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

O I worked with that technique in a college sculpture II course—VERY cool but very intense equipment/time/labor wise. I loved the process though and think it's definitely worth taking a course for—perhaps they'd let you use the studio thereafter a bit—good luck!

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