Ramblin' Dan's Workshop

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Did I Mention, They Are Hollow?

The finished smiling owls all polished up and with their pendant jump ring and bails in place. Did I mention they are hollow? If solid it would act like a wrecking ball as the wearer moved around! One feller is laid back to show off the lack of interior mass. They are about 25 MM in height. Sightly ...
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3 Buns in the Oven

I just put three flasks into the kiln. It's been preheated to 300 degrees (f) and the flasks will set in the kiln for three hours at this temperature. This is to permit as much of the wax as possible to liquefy and drain out. Sorta works OK. Then the pan on the bottom is removed (it is there to catc...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06232.jpg
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Production Increasing

  I whipped up a batch of new silver pendents yesterday. Three were carved on the Taig CNC mill and the heart with the celtic knot was hand carved. The top two are duplicates of what I have made previously. The bottom two are new designs. Actually it takes more than a day to make these, but I c...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC06123.jpg
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Some Flasks in the Oven

I am finally done with rebuilding the store website and inventing the Taig CNC lathe. I am back to the other real fun stuff doing lost wax casting. It's been 56 days since I had the blow out with the bell casting. I had to repair the vacuum table as I had melted some of the vinyl tubing under the ta...Freshly pickled Sterling Silver
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A Little Melt Down

It was about time to give my HotWork cart a real test. I have gathered most of the materials I need to start heating and casting silver and other metals. I need a little practice before I jump right into doing casting so this weekend I set up my propane torch and decided to "condition" my small melt...b2ap3_thumbnail_DSC04573.jpg
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