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PEWTER,  SMALL SCALE CASTING PROJECT - 2

V. Ryan 2007

 

4. The wood is placed in a vice. It must be vertical so that the tenon saw is always cutting down in a straight line. Avoid putting the wood in the vice at an angle as it will be virtually impossible to use the saw accurately. When cutting it is important to cut on the waste wood side of the line. It should be possible to see the marking out lines after the saw has been used.

 

5. A tenon saw and bench hook are used to cut away the final part of the joint. The bench hook shown is for a left-handed person as the slot is on the left hand side. This makes it easier to use the tenon saw.

6. A chisel can then be used to clean up the joint giving a precise fit.

7. The final rebate joint looks like this (below). When all four corners are completed the casting box can be put together and glued using PVA.

 
 

8. Two pieces of 3mm MDF are cut (120mm x 120mm). One will be glued permanently to the pine as a base and the drilled top piece will be used as a runner and riser when pouring the pewter.

   

The base and sides are glued together using PVA. The top, with both holes is not glued and will eventually be placed on top of the sand packed base.

     
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