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griffon claw 
14th-Nov-2010 01:58 pm
  started with a clay finger. made 2 part mold.
made many wax fingers from mold.
joined all the fingers together and made wax claw
invested wax in plaster
steamed out wax
poured in pewter.
removed excess plaster

 used approx 20kg of pewter.
i love this image,
it's like a treasure chest in my car boot.

  action shots of the casting process. note the genitle manner i am removeing excess plaster.

 final product.
egg and claw.

14th-Nov-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
WOW! Can't believe it took all that pewter! :) I love these posts as always. LJ needs a "like" button like facebook so one can just hit "Like". Also, is that a real egg? What kind? If not, what's it made of?
14th-Nov-2010 06:25 am (UTC)

i'm 'sui jackson' on fb...

aand they are glass blown eggs (scrounged from another job i did).. video of that production shortly...

the claw is bigger than my hand
14th-Nov-2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Coool. That's one big-ass claw!

I see several molds in the background... are they all claws? What are they for?

PS: can I have a boot full of treasure too?
14th-Nov-2010 04:40 am (UTC)
I look upon your stash of pewter with envy
14th-Nov-2010 06:27 am (UTC)

only $5/kg!

all in orginal mug/vase/bowl/platter/dish/tumbler/cup form!

so hot right now
14th-Nov-2010 09:54 am (UTC)
15th-Nov-2010 09:54 am (UTC)
Wow. I'm deeply impressed. Very creative!
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