Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- May 11, 2016

Continuing the story of bronze casting at Eagle Bronze ...

Who would have thought that a deck of cards -- yes, ordinary playing cards -- would be part of the bronze casting process?

If you look at the statue on the right, you'll see pink and green pieces of something.  Those are the backs of playing cards.  A closer look shows the faces of some cards.

But what are they doing there?  You might be surprised.  Complex artwork is often cut into pieces before the molds are created.  The cards are placed along the edges of each piece to make creating the mold easier.  And then ...

I hope you'll come back next week to see what happens next.

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