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PEWTER,  SMALL SCALE CASTING PROJECT - 5

V. Ryan 2007 - 2009

 

20. When removed from the casting sand the two sprues are clearly visible. They are cut level with the rest of the casting using a hacksaw / junior hacksaw.

21. A handvice is used to hold the casting whilst drilling. The hand vice is one safe way of holding material whilst drilling. It has two jaws that are closed by turning a wing nut.

 

   

The pewter letter is finally clean / smoothed by the use of emery cloth. A small amount of oil is added and the letter is moved forwards and backwards. Smoothing the surfaces can take a considerable amount of time however, the finish is very good.

If a polished surface is required a polishing machine can be used.

   

 

   
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