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Molten broze heated to 1900 degrees in crucible potJim and Bob Knight review procedure as John Conklin adds another metal ingot to the crucibleJohn skims burnt metal from the crucible top as Brian Gay takes the metal temperature
Shell molds are set in a hot sand trayShell reservoir gets filled with the liquid bronzeOne hour after pouring, the breakout of molds carefully takes place
Castings waiting for entry channels to be cut off for final cleaningRefreshment tent has Bob Kennedy showing examples of steps in the casting processJim's inspirational bronze casting mentor, Elden Tefft
Jim with three professional designers--Elden Tefft, son Kim Tefft and Bob Knight

Invitation postcard
     

Bronze Casting and Open House —April 21, 2012

Molten broze heated to 1900 degrees in crucible pot
Step 1Molten broze heated to 1900 degrees in crucible pot