Right now, I have a headache, so I am taking a break and documenting.
Tuesday evening, we (my student aide and I) poured bronze parts for the giant Lazy Bee/Cow. (No pictures of that, sorry, but you seen one molten metal pour, you pretty much get the idea. Unless there is a steam explosion). I hammered off the shell and found only a heat-tear on the tentacles, which is when the metal cools and shrinks, but the ceramic shell investment does not, and shears the metal. I chased and cleaned the figures of surface defects and blisters and zits and oxide shit. Sandblasted all the parts and called it quits about 11pm.
|I took over a table in the wood shop|
|Stuff laid out in parts to be welded tomorrow|
|To give you an idea of the junk I use...|
|Air die-grinders for finesse work.|
|Pushing man needs just the hat worked on|
|Weld ground down and you can see some spatter on the hat|
|Cowl welded to body and welds ground down|
|Lazy Bee/Cow in parts.|
|Pulling guy ready to have hat welded on.|