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a failed attempt at metal casting by JPCopper a failed attempt at metal casting by JPCopper
since I learned about the extremely low melting point of pewter (bout 500 degrees) I wanted to do pewter casting, my first attempt was... bad

first I made a model out of tea candle wax, I sculpted it with a blade, heating the blade and melting the wax, or just cutting it.
I found it was easier to make the parts separate and attach them with warm wax.
After I finished it, I coated it in a thick layer of ceramic clay.
The clay dried (after a few days) and I melted the wax out in the oven (in a bowl to catch the wax)
I melted the metal and poured it into the cast, and, this is what came from it... bears a slight resemblance to the original sculpture.
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