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Lincoln's busted

I downloaded a 3D model of a bust of Abraham Lincoln from Thingiverse.com and printed it on my 3D printer. It took 4 hours to print. It turned out really well.

I tried using the lost wax method to make a brass casting of the bust but it didn't go well. Oh well, live and learn.

The Deathly Hallow

I tried carving in wax today. I can't draw a round circle even when using a compass.


I made a mold from Amazing Mold Putty then cast the pendent in pewter.

Things didn't go perfectly but I was having fun so perfection wasn't a concern.

Sign of The Deathly Hallows from the Harry Potter series book 7.

Rings from wire

My first attempt at making a ring. It's a start. I got to play with a butane torch, a ring mandrel, a pickle pot, and a leather mallet! The ring on the left is brass and the one on the right is copper. I have some silver wire too but I put it someplace where it wouldn't get lost - I just don't remember where that was. Next week I'm going to try sand casting a really big ring!

Is that gold?

Is that gold?
No it's just brass from melted shell casings.

Is that silver?
No it's just a copper/nickel alloy from some old silverware.

I made some art


Buffalo bison formed from polymer clay then baked to harden.


Mold made from above bison then cast in pewter.


A second buffalo bison formed from Monster clay, dried, molded, then cast in pewter.


This is what happens when you don't put your tools away! Acrylic resin.