Getting Away from Wood! #1: - Just something different, an Iron Pour!

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 09-02-2014 04:17 AM 1619 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just thought this would be very cool to share … I was just invited to help out with a video project for these guys and I think, if at ALL possible, I’m going to take them up on the opportunity. I’d love to learn more about this. I’ve done an unrealistic amount of lead casting in my youth doing figures, bullets, sinkers, etc. I’ve done some work with aluminum and brass, but never iron.

The opportunity to get into something like this would be amazing to me. I’m fascinated! Watch the video you’ll get the idea. They have a portal furnace that will bring this heavy metal to a molten state and a choreographed team to optimize every last drop of glowing liquid. So cool … I’m not even posting any preview pictures just jump in and watch this video!

Video Link:

Abominog’s website:

Pouring Iron with AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective

Featuring: MC Reiley, Rory Mahon, Scot Thompson, Kate Graves, Robin Robinson, David Robinson, Aylin Green.

With artwork by: MC Reiley, Kate Graves, Oki Fukunaga, Rory Mahon, Gregore Alexis Bugaeff, Dave Bruno

Music: Come On, Let’s Go by Honah Lee

Video created by Zachary Smith and Maria Ivarsson:
Additional Camera: Richard McLean

Shot at the studio of AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective with additional footage from Trenton Art all Night, Art all Day, and The Grounds for Sculpture

Special thanks to Aylin Green, The Grounds for Sculpture and Honah Lee

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-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 04:43 AM

its always good to learn, i say go for it, i enjoyed the video, i did some casting of metal in high school, i remember doing the sand molds and the pouring of metal, i wish i still had what i made…so show us if you can what you end up doing..this looks like a great group of artists…have fun eric…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 04:45 PM

Guesswe went to schools that did more than teach us to respond to testing? LOL! Go for it Eric!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 06:16 PM

Some time ago, I purchased a series of books by the late Dave Gingery and published by the now defunct Lindsay Publishing outfit. The series shows how to build your own metal shop from scratch. The first book gets you started with fire and smoke! In it, Dave shows how to build an aluminum foundry out of a bucket and some fire clay. You can make a crucible from an old pipe, and fire the whole thing with grocery store charcoal. I’ve made and used this setup to make quite a few things. It’s certainly an addictive hobby.
If you’re interested, I think you can still purchase the books from Gingery Publishing:

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 11:55 AM

Hot n Heavy. Way cool, well, way hot.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 03:18 AM

I’m waiting for this to progress into a project … I doubt I’ll be able to have the bandwidth to take on any new hobbies such as casting but … it’s a fun opportunity to get up close to it for a few days. Fascinating how this all works to me! Same with glass blowing, tried that in a two day class maybe will again some day. Looking forward to the collaboration project with Eastfalls Gllassworks on the bowl projects.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 03:42 AM

Sounds like evolution.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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