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Since my last post…….I bet I’ve spent another 20 hrs on this piece during the past three days. Finally getting close. “I think”.
My mentor once told me, “You spend 10% of the time roughing in 90% of the piece….and 90% of the time on the last 10% of the piece.” Truth.
For those following the progress of the monumental buffalo, here is an update.
Clay buffalo with seven coats of silicon rubber. Sprayed with a dense foam mother mold.
The mold is cut off the clay and cleaned up in preparation for the wax coating.
Next, a wax coat is applied to the mold sections.
Here’s where it gets interesting. The wax is cut into small sections and has sprues attached. These are the coated with a silica sand. It is into the silica sand investment shells that the bronze is poured.
Once the bronze is poured into the ceramic shell…it is chiseled off and ready for welding together. This photo shows hoof, beard, etc.