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Daddy Elephant


Hans Meevis

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This is an ele I carved first out of ferris purple carving wax and then cast with a spin casting machine in silver The piece was then finished off and polished and then immersed in Liver of sulfur and then 'area' polished. namely, to bring some high lights our and reduce others, so as to give more depth.

He is 40mm long and 30mm high.

I finally got off my bum and started finishing my pictorials on my website. One that might be of interest on this excellent site is:

http://www.meevis.com/jewelry-making-class-carving-egret.htm

Basically the same way the ele was made.

Cheers,

Hans Meevis

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Hi Hans,

Really love your elephant! Looked at your tutorial but I miss how you get the waxx into silver. I understand you wrote it but it's my english that those not co-operate...

I would like to do this one day but what is good for a mold???

 

anyway your elephant rocks!

 

cheers B_ art79

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Was this a commission or a speculative work?

 

Hi Mark, speculative. I am going to make a miniature 3d picture with with all the trees and rocks and all made out of metal.Then mounted on a slab of stone. "The old solitary bull in the dry Savanah" bit.

 

Hi Mr.B_art79, If you go to http://www.jewelercam.com/page4.html --the pictures will explain your question.

 

And to the person who emailed me at meevis.com. Dang, I deleted your email in a

'senior' moment. Anyway, at http://www.meevis.com/jewelry-making-class-list.htm are all my tutorials so far. You are welcome to use them anyway you wish.

Cheers, Hans

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Okay, I'm wondering what your sprue system looks like

 

Hi Magnus.

For the ele it looked like this. ( sorry I had to draw it in somewhat crudely) The sprue was some 10mm thick and not tapered. I attached the sprue at that point so as to leave the trunk and legs on the outside, thus being subjected to the greatest centrifugal force. And much less of a mission to finish off.

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Normally I will use a tapered sprue and more than one as in this dolphin bangle

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Or I will use a lot of 2mm sprue's, as in this bangle I am currently busy with.

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I have been commissioned to carve an Onion (don't laugh ;) ) as a pendant. Something to do with the layers of life I believe (grin) Anyway what I am going to do is take pictures on the whole process and put in on my web. I'll post when I am finished.

Cheers, Hans

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