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Wood pattern for casting iron flowers #3: Subtracting the inside from the outside yields a flower with just the right wall thickness

03-24-2017 01:29 AM by Patternguy | 2 comments »

That is of course, if your wire-frames layouts are accurate. Here are some closer looks at the plugs. Notice the direction of the grain on the two pieces???I could not decide which direction would be the easiest to work, so I tried both ways.(It’s been so long that I can’t remember which one was the better choice) Anyway,The individual “petals” were roughed to shape on the disc sander. They were finished with a spoke sheave and t...

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Wood pattern for casting iron flowers #1: There is an inside, and an outside, to everything.

03-19-2017 03:23 AM by Patternguy | 0 comments »

Master patterns and production tooling belonged to whoever paid the invoice. On the other hand, whatever was used to build the pattern, things like jigs, fixtures, molds, negatives, or plugs, was recycled in the shop, or was dis-guarded. Stuff like that usually got thrown into the scrap barrel. The objects that are the focus of this story escaped that fate and ended up on a shelf in my garage. I think they have a story worth telling. Patterns often required unique shapes that had to be...

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