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#11 Vanilla Gorilla

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Posted November 27 2016 - 03:01 AM


Also I need A crappy uncut rock.

 

 

I had to read that twice


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Posted November 27 2016 - 03:03 AM

I had to read that twice


IKR. All the uncut ones are crappy.

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Posted November 27 2016 - 05:24 AM

Do any sand casting? I hear regular sand is Ok but a good blend is invaluable.

Also I need A crappy uncut rock.

I've never cast jewelry but lots of aluminum. 

 

Regular sand for casting is coarse, play sand is finer and you can use it, but you can buy molding sand which has a clay binder added to it. Water can be mixed with sand (green sand) for casting and it works well but is harder to work with than oil based petrobond sand. Petrobond is stickier and will hold the mold form better, but it gives off fumes as the oil burns when in contact with the metal. Also it has to be cleaned after awhile to remove the burned sand. But it gives a better casting. There are also formulas to mix core sand which is baked into shape before use in a mold for making certain types of holes in a casting.

Here's a forum on the subject.

 

You can also use Styrofoam in the sand as a pattern and it will burn off as the metal enters the form. But it gives off nasty gases, so you have to have a fan or vent.


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Posted November 27 2016 - 05:34 AM

I've dabbed in lots of crafts over the years including leather, tin plate, wrought iron, aluminum casting, silver, brass and copper forming and etching, screen printing, offset and letterpress printing, wood carving, water color, pen and ink, high contrast and black and white photography, some drypoint etching, furniture construction, welding, ceramics and some other junk. Never did much with the stuff I made other than the printing.

 

I just fired some hand carved ceramic tiles in my new kiln I picked up at a yard sell for $20. I used a white and a terra cotta clay. Next week I'll probably get around to glazing them.


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Posted November 27 2016 - 10:56 PM

I was half a dye studio for 14 years.
I'm an award winning photographer.
I've live painted at 100+ events.

I've dabbled in beading, weaving, sewing, stained glass.
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Posted November 27 2016 - 11:00 PM

I'm not a guy but I like to arts and craft. :)

At the moment I am making my own bath bombs. I'll use them as Xmas gifts because I seem to buy bath stuff for folks, figure I'd just make them instead.

I also like to paint and puzzles and make stuff like rabbit pens and fences and just some random things I enjoy really. :)
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Posted November 28 2016 - 04:30 PM

OH, I co built a cob studio, as a trial run to a house. We developed some craftsmanship.
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Posted November 28 2016 - 04:58 PM

 

I've never cast jewelry but lots of aluminum. 

Regular sand for casting is coarse, play sand is finer and you can use it, but you can buy molding sand which has a clay binder added to it. Water can be mixed with sand (green sand) for casting and it works well but is harder to work with than oil based petrobond sand. Petrobond is stickier and will hold the mold form better, but it gives off fumes as the oil burns when in contact with the metal. Also it has to be cleaned after awhile to remove the burned sand. But it gives a better casting. There are also formulas to mix core sand which is baked into shape before use in a mold for making certain types of holes in a casting.
Here's a forum on the subject.

You can also use Styrofoam in the sand as a pattern and it will burn off as the metal enters the form. But it gives off nasty gases, so you have to have a fan or vent.


Yeah, I've experimented a little using sand, clay, and old motor oil. I thought I could make some money making jewelry out of brass. It was a complete failure on my part. But wouldn't mind giving it another shot.

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Posted November 29 2016 - 05:39 AM

 
Yeah, I've experimented a little using sand, clay, and old motor oil. I thought I could make some money making jewelry out of brass. It was a complete failure on my part. But wouldn't mind giving it another shot.

Tough to make any money doing that stuff. I haven't cast brass but my brother has.....same as aluminum but hotter.

 

I took a jewelry making course once and made a silver band ring out of flat stock, earrings, crosses, stuff like that. Did some enameling, pewter etc.

I was thinking of casting some brass for model steam engines but haven't got around to making a furnace...then I found the ceramic kiln so I'm playing with that.

 

 

Mama:

What's a cob studio?


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