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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 12:53 PM

that is a pretty ambitious project.
like on your other post with PatternGuy, you need to have two matching plugs
if you are going to cast it hollow in metal (probably aluminum?).
lots and lots of carving and sculpting to have the two correct matching pieces.
I am very familiar with the process and you have quite a bit of work to do to both pieces
to have a workable product.
how thick is your mahogany ??? you can use countersunk screws and epoxy to assemble the boxes.
just try to put the screws where you will not be carving, fill the countersunk holes with Bondo.
any 5 or 30 minute epoxy will work for your project.
[also, it would be wise to check with the foundry that will do your casting to see what percentage
of shrinkage they estimate in your casting and make your adjustments accordingly].

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