Marquetry card table by John Linnell #7: Bronze swags

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Blog entry by Longcase posted 09-07-2017 11:18 PM 1069 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bronze swags are now finished and have been fitted to the legs, the process was much the same as for the feet.
Again Ben Furse carved me the pattern from photos,as before a wonderful job

Next a silicon mold was made

The wax is now injected into the mold ,so that a sacrificial (lost wax) copy is made.

After the bronze has been poured ( see the previous blogs on casting for the process) the final pieces are removed from the flask

The final steps included chasing (cleaning) the pieces and brazing them together .
The finished legs

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 11:24 PM

Going to be amazing Keith. Will you be gilding them?
Hats off to you for going the extra mile. The mounts are the part that keep many (of us) on the sidelines.
Can’t wait!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 09-08-2017 12:41 AM

Excellent – they add so much!

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 09-08-2017 05:28 PM

Thx for the comments,
Paul, No I am not going to gild them, they were gilded on the original table but after 200+ years the gilding has worn off it some extent , (also I have no idea how to it)
BTW, your jewelry box is looking very nice indeed ( not 100% sure on the hinges though)

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 03:21 AM

Nice work Keith

I think you and Paul should get together and do a Madame de Pompadour project together !!

Now gilding its not too difficult.

In case you may want to give it a try

Alll you need is the material some size and the gilding medium be it Gold Silver or Copper.
A draft free work area a pair of cotton gloves and apair of tweesers.

Step 1 Apply the size to the item to be gilded and let it dry
Step 2 Wearing your gloves select the guilding material and apply it to the item pressing it into the profiles with a bristle brush.
Step 3 reapply the size to any areas you have missed or gaps have formed.

The size

The leaf products

Now that you have “Gold fever” you can also apply gold leaf to food as gold is edible

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 01:00 AM

robscastle, I will have to give that a try in the future ,thanks for the info.

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