Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Woodcarving

Wow! No posts here since January. I have been keeping busy though. Recently I have been considering going back and exploring one of my old interests. It's doing hand wood carving. There is a little bit mentioned here in The Ramblin' Dan's Workshop in 2013 . I bought a lot of instructional books back...
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Making a Twofer

The Celtic cross is a favorite item for my customers. I haven't invested in wax injection for duplication so I have to cut new masters for every new cast. This time I decided to make a twofer CAD file and cut two at a time. Run time was 2.5 hours with a 0.005" ball end mill in my Taig system. There ...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06504.jpg
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Soup in the Can

I have been wax carving up a storm. Now the "greens" are in the can. Next step is fill the cans with investment, then pop them all into the oven for a good bake. Takes about 12 hours with a max temperature around 1250 degrees. That cooks them good. I have a couple of more carvings but I have limited...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06045.jpg
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Seeing Double

This is not going to be a construction sequence. Just a sneak peek at my latest carving. This one was drawn in Vectric  Aspire software and then two copies run off on my Taig CNC mill. Each run took 3.25 hours to complete. I like to watch the CNC mill doing it's flawless thing but not for this ...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC05401.jpg
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Seen Enough?

 I have come to the end of the lost wax carving/casting process photo sequences. (Unless I hear a demand for more ;) )The process is repetitive and I have done enough photos to show that it is repetitive. The subjects change so I will continue to show my newest finished pieces. The photo here i...Current wax carving
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