Category Archives: Bronze Casting

Cougar—Still Muddling

Hi Folks, Well, after spending a month in the Loudonville Public Library, a bunch of wailing and gnashing of teeth, and some more research into casting in bronze, I’ve decided (along with a bunch of other people) that I don’t … Continue reading

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Cougar – Probably Final 9/28/2016

Hi Folks, Here’s the “Cougar” as of September 28th 2016. It has been “Fired”, and is ready to move on to the foundry. (maybe) One way or the other, this sculpture, along with three or four other sculptures and woodcarvings … Continue reading

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Cougar – Ready for the Heat

The Cougar is far enough along to start stabilizing it with the heat gun. However, unless something catastrophic happens, this will probably be the last post on it for awhile. I plan to begin the process of getting it cast … Continue reading

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Cougar Second Clay 9/1/2016

Hi Folks, This is September 1st and I ran out of clay. However, I just called Pat Catan’s in Wooster and they have a couple of pounds so I’ll be back in business by the weekend. I’ve refined the face … Continue reading

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Cougar First Clay 8/27/2016

I have decided to try to cast this sculpture and as a result a whole new batch of issues need to be considered. The first being the type of clay I am using. Instead of “Sculpey Original” which I have … Continue reading

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Cougar Armature 8/25/2016

Here’s where the armature is as of August 25th. I have begun to define the the rock mass on the base, added a 1-1/2 diameter X 8 inch long PVC pipe to the body which will bulk up that area, … Continue reading

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Cougar Armature

Hi Folks, Since I talked to you the last time I decided that the sculpture would have a better look if the Cougar’s head was turned to one side. So here is an update: I also got started on the … Continue reading

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“Cougar” – Starting the Armature Design

This is the opening shot on a new sculpture, and a new process for me. If things go well this piece will be cast in bronze. If things go awry, this will become a large pile of scrap clay, aluminum … Continue reading

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