A kiln just came up online for$125, buy said it's in it's way. It's a paragon e-12. It's an older model goldish brown looking thing. 5 1/2 x 12 x 13 on the inside. He said it came with a bunch of other things he got and does not know much about it.
On the phone he said he got it up to 700. When I asked c or f he could not remember. I think I am going to go down and look at it because the newer models in the same line go well above that...
What do you think? Would this work for a burnout to use for casting?
I’ve been sand casting quite a bit lately and can see that an item I’m casting is slightly smaller than the original piece the mold was made from . Any way to calculate this change in size beforehand?
I’m hoping to get something 3D printed and then casted in another material like bronze to be used as a master copy and I’d like to be able to estimate the weights of the final product without all the trial and error!
Guessing the process will go as follows: 3D print — sand casted to bronze — sand casted to Silver 😻
Yesterday on the way home from work, I lost a solid sterling stacked ring which my mother gave to me as a present. Alongside the significant sentimental value it has, it was secondhand and very unique, so it's impossible to something similar online. To my despair, I've searched high and low placed signs in my neighbourhood in NYC and it's not turned up. This ring meant a ridiculous amount to me, I'm not going to get into the details, but I'm absolutely devastated that it's gone. Of course, it wouldn't be exactly the same, but I'm looking to have it remade as I'm not sure what else to do and, and to be honest I don't know where to start in the process.
Pictures are linked below – but to explain it consists of 5 duplicate rings, in an alternating configuration, that are linked together by a bar on the underside. When taken off the rings are loose and fan out.
Does anyone have an idea of how much this could cost to replicate exactly? If anyone thinks they can take the project on, I'd love to have a conversation with you about it!
So my plan was to make a 3D printed blank, make a silicone mold from it, and pour wax in the mold to make my investment blank, but I’m having trouble with this process. I’m thinking that it might just be easier to print the mold with a cavity in the shape of my blank and pour into that, and that way I could also CAD in easy separation points instead of having to cut away. Thoughts?
I’m new to sand casting I’ve tried pre made mixes and such they never give me the detail I need. I read that k bond or petrobond are very good I wanted to try to make one of them anyone know what would be the best mesh sand to get ?
Not sure what it's called, but I'm wondering where I can buy one. It's the 2-piece box/mold/frame used for standard delft clay casting. I've seen people make them out of 2x4s and such, but I am looking for a small one - I will not be casting more than ~2ozt at a time. Any suggestions? What is the technical name for this item? Thanks in advance! Crucible and clay arrive on Saturday!