Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming - June 1, 2016

Let's continue the saga of bronze casting at Eagle Bronze in Lander, Wyoming.

Remember the wax casting of half a statue in last week's post?  Once the castings are dry, they're removed from the latex mold and carefully -- very carefully -- assembled.  Then comes the spruing process.

I'd never heard of spruing, but it's the addition of those green and red rods that you see attached to the bunnies and lying on the left side of the workbench.  When the bronze is poured, the sprus allow it to flow evenly and permit the gases to vent.

Who knew there were so many steps?  And we're not finished yet.

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