Archive for July 2013

Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 5: Casting Part 2

So last night we made the moulds (see Part one of the casting blog for that).   Tonight we’re liquefying gold and turning it into rings. If we’ve done a good job at the spruing, investment, and kiln drying; this is the fun and easy part. First steps; prep the equipment. We’re using a centrifugal…

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Making My Brother’s Wedding Rings 4: Casting Part 1

Now the action begins. Casting is a 2-day process and it starts with prepping the wax rings by attaching sprues; essentially little hoses, which will attach to a wee wax funnel where the molten metal will flow in. The sprues are attached using a drop of hot wax. Once that’s done, they’re fitted into the…

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