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Thread: From carving to casting. A plaque is born.

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    Thanks Rick and Mike. Well I couldn't resist so I designed and carved some decorative washers. I recently built a loft in my shop and used the cast washers there. The blue is from chalk line powder that I use to help the sand release from the mold.
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    very awesome.

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    Jim,

    Glad to see you back to carving. Great project and thanks for the step by step process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwharris View Post
    Jim,

    Glad to see you back to carving. Great project and thanks for the step by step process.
    Thanks, actually I never quit carving, but it was always just average stuff. The last couple of years got very busy as I prepared for retirement. Now that I'm retired I have the time to explore some options with my Carvewright.

    Here's another carving and resulting casting:

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    Wondering if you make your own green sand or do you purchase it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugsowner View Post
    Wondering if you make your own green sand or do you purchase it?
    I started by making my own and gained some experience in casting. I recently stepped up to using petrobond and it really improved the quality of my casts.

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    I recently carved a monogram and then cast it in brass for a present for my brother. It's not perfect but I like the idea of it being personal.

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    Looks great, am sure that all the work you put into it will make it a treasured item for him.
    Thx for sharing with us.

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    From what i notice, those of us that do this type of work will always be able to find faults in the work. From what i am seeing, the monogram looks great, nice work.

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    Thanks guys. I gave it to my brother last night and he could hardly believe that I made it. He absolutely loved it and that makes it all worth while.

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