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Villanovan Etruscan buckle


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Hi guys,

This is a replica of a Villanovan-etruscan buckle (VIII century BC).

Probably some of you know very well this model, in my opinion has a wonderful design.

 

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Here are some pictures of the work in progress ... off course lost wax bronze!

 

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CIAO FROM ITALY

 

Marco Di Francesco

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Truly beautiful work! What type of wax did you use? I have been wanting to try this for sometime now and seeing your work makes me want to rush out and try it!

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Nice work! That's a very formidable buckle. The eyes look like they're staring right at me :P

 

John

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Thank you guys,

 

Antigoth,

for this buckle I used a special jeweler wax, is malleable and very good quality...however, I want to build an wax extruder to make these cylinders myself ;)

CIAO FROM ITALY

 

Marco Di Francesco

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Thank you guys,

 

Antigoth,

for this buckle I used a special jeweler wax, is malleable and very good quality...however, I want to build an wax extruder to make these cylinders myself ;)

 

Marco,

 

As soon as I saw the title of the posting, I knew MDF would be in the topic starter box. Thanks for sharing (amazing) the work I always look forward to seeing what you post. Someday I will build a sand box as you did to do the melting and casting in.

 

Jan

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Fantastic as usual, Marco!

 

If I may ask, how did you clean up the castings? They look like you used a vibratory tumbler, perhaps? :huh:

 

Hi Alan,

No, I do not use this machine but simple tools.

I start with needle files, then use a special abrasive. I do not know exactly what their name implies, are small soft abrasive wheels that I found in a goldsmiths shop, are very fine-grained for our work but I found a kind of blue wheels that works perfectly on these mergers and steel... then buffing wheel .

 

Maybe someone knows these abrasives, are similar at Cratex

CIAO FROM ITALY

 

Marco Di Francesco

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DO WANT. I am fascinated by BC cultures, so little is known and humans go back REALLY far. This buckle is a wonderful view into they're lives! It is big too! I wonder if they had wrestling back then....

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