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The wood pattern to mold a very special set of bronze rings #1: The rings were made to lift an Ark

03-26-2017 09:29 PM by Patternguy | 2 comments »

My garage is yielding all kinds of forgotten projects and reminders of the stuff I’ve made. The following images show the pattern I made and mounted on a squeeze board in order to cast a special set of bronze rings. The fact is, this a really small story…but, it is part of another story, which is part of a bigger story, which is part of an even bigger story, and so on…until we get to a REALLY BIG story, one held as truth by a particular religious faith. All I can say ...

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Another foundry pattern #2: This is what it "patterned"

02-26-2017 01:49 PM by Patternguy | 0 comments »

No blueprint, just a fabrication and a model.

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It was made to comb mail #1: A mahogany foundry pattern

02-17-2017 01:01 AM by Patternguy | 8 comments »

A picture story about building a pattern. 10 years ago, I was the CAD/CAM guy for a pattern shop. We also had a plaster molding shop and an aluminum foundry, where we pressure cast aluminum match plates. 10 years before that, I was on the bench, building the wood master patterns that went on to become match plates. 20 years before that, I was serving a Pattern maker’s apprenticeship in an iron foundry. The master I learned from once ran General Motors, “Tech Center”...

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