Story Teller’s Ring | At the Maker’s Bench

Here is the sterling silver casting fresh from the oven. The casting  looks fairly clean due to the fact that I polish my wax carvings before casting. A clean wax reduces the time it takes to finish a raw casting.

sterling silver ring
Mountain view

Once the wax has been approved and polished, the model is sprued onto a rubber base. The sprue will act as a channel for the metal to flow into. The model, once attached to the rubber base is placed within a crucible and investment (like plaster) is poured into the form. It is air dried then placed in an heated kiln for several hours until all of the wax burns away. The metal is melted then poured into the cavity inside the plaster.

Once the metal is cooled the investment is broken away and the cast item is ready to be finished. In the following pictures you will see the cast ring before clean-up.

Starry night view
Starry Night View
silver ring
Harvest Moon View
silver ring
Smokey View

KLH

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