Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Andy Davis

Bronze castings WIP

Recommended Posts

I am enrolled in a casting and marriage of metals (Mokume Gane) class at the local University. here are a few of the projects i have been working on with the casting aspect of things. The ring and toy soldier are centrifugal, the texture studies are vacuum castings. I will post a few pictures of the things I’ve done in Mokume in the following weeks, but for now I'm focusing on getting the castings out of the way so i can clean them up later.

 

Most of these castings I have not done any clean up, other than grind the sprues off. These all came out of 3 flasks, one had all the texture studies and where vacuum cast with 600g of bronze. The others where centrifugal cast with 200g of metal.

 

Anyone know of any Mokume artists with a website? something other than ring makers preferably.

 

Let me know what you guys think, I PROMISE I will get back to swords in the next post!

 

Thanks,

Andy

-Mad Dwarf Workshop-

 

IMG_4718.JPGIMG_4727.JPGIMG_4730.JPGIMG_4735.JPG

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.mokume.com/index.html

http://mokume-gane.com/index.php?page=home

http://www.faceters.com/askjeff/mokume.shtml

http://www.aescustomknives.com/

 

Although there are a lot of pieces of jewelry on these pages there is also some other stuff.

I have been messing with Momume for a few years now and it is an obsession.

I just did a small test run of shim stock, high and low carbon steel bonded to copper.

I did it wired between to steel plates and hand hammered it to set it.

It worked fine.

Ariel has a tutorial on his website and that is what I have been working on lately.

Shim stock can be bought in 100" rolls on Mcmaster carr

I did the first run with .003' stock and my next order was .009 or .01

I think the thicker will work a little better but it allows for a very high layer run with minimal forging of the billet before working to pattern it.

I look forward to seeing your pics.

JJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried Ganoskin archives? A quick check showed something over 3000 docs related to mokume, but I stopped there.

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

man am I drooling over those texture studies Andy. I would kill to be able to make figured pieces like that for guards and bolsters. uggghhh.. another thing I need to learn.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...