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    Hi,

    This might be a slightly strange question, but does anyone have any photos of pieces that have been cast before you have cleaned them up? I.e when the casting company sends them back to you?

    Thanks
    Hannah

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    No Hannah, but this is my dragon brooch as it came back from West One Castings Hatton Garden, with the wings and brooch findings soldered on and then brushed with a soapy brass brush.

    So no major finishing was needed. Dennis.
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    Love the wee beastie Dennis. Is it expensive to get pieces cast?

    Theresa

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    Well it was some time back, but I remember handing over a £10 note to include casting and silver.

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    I cast these they are straight from the water after dunking the flask to cool and break the investment out, and the finished wedding rings
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    They're very smart Joseph. How do you compensate for a change in size when casting?

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    I find when I cast a carved wax directly there is very little shrinkage I make the model between 0 to 1.5 % bigger depending on the weight of the piece and the metal,but it depends on lots of variables you just need to experiment and find a figure that works for you and the process you use , If Im making a model to be rubber moulded this is I find is where shrinkage is most noticable I will make it up to 6% bigger I only cast gold and silver but I believe you get more shrinkage with platinum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah Jackson View Post
    Hi,

    This might be a slightly strange question, but does anyone have any photos of pieces that have been cast before you have cleaned them up? I.e when the casting company sends them back to you?

    Thanks
    Hannah
    As it happens….

    ETA and the final version
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    Josef those wedding rings look brilliant, the engraving is very crisp from the cast. Have you sharpened that up after casting or is that how it looks from the cast? Lovely stuff

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    Thanks Jon,thats how they are from the cast

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