The Crucible

Things are heating up around here as we progress through the certification process. It is going great! This past weekend we took another shot at casting and this time I brought the trusty Sony cam that weighs a ton but takes nice pics.

The Crucible

Once the preheated crucible comes out of the oven, Alan filled it with bronze shaped like little teardrops. He added a big spoonful of borax and put it back in the oven. Once it reached 1900 degrees, we waited for a few minutes, then tested the liquidity with a graphite rod. When it was fully liquid, we pulled the preheated investment out of the other oven, put it in the vacuum machine and poured the bronze. The vacuum then pulled all the molten metal through the mold.

Pouring Bronze
After the bead on top solidified a bit, we pulled it out of the machine and dunked it in pail of water…what a mess. But the results speak for themselves. This quiver of weapons turned out great, with only minimal cleanup and no peeling…yay!

Quiver of Weapons

-john

28 Responses to “The Crucible”

  1. Denivire - M

    I’m starting to get too excited for this game. I bought AH HD on XBLA the other day just to keep myself preoccupied! I neglected the purchase until now due to lack of “insufficient funds”…. stupid bank… evil people work there :o
    Also, is there by any chance I can get into a party with the devs to play this game with them? :D I’d like to crash a castle or two with someone who helped make it :D

  2. sohbet - 0

    Thanks for the answer, oh and sorry for the racist name, its part of my gamertag which was made by my friend, i didnt know what it meant until 2 months ago. sorry dan paladin!