Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reminder for Monday

1.  Bring finished wax pattern with the gates and vents attached. 2.  Bring a container of dryer lint – at least at 2 pint sized. 3.  Wear clothing you do not care about or bring an apron.  The red clay … Continue reading

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Notes on Gates for Lost Wax

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Group Assignments

I have divided you into work groups. In the choices, I have taken into account your schedules, interests and tried to create groups that have a balance of skills (tools, welding and computer). If you made a request for specific … Continue reading

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History of Lost Wax and use of Copper

Link to PDF file from today’s lecture.  Reminder, the usual copyright restrictions apply. 401 History of Metal Casting Early lost wax PDF

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Meeting in classroom (103?) tomorrow

We will meet in the classroom tomorrow and then go down to the machine shop if we have time.  Please bring your waxes – finished or not.  I want to see your progress.

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The pour did happen today.

Plaster investment poured with a number 80 crucible. Brownie points to any one who knows how many pounds of bronze that is. Answer in comments.

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Welding lecture for ME 401

Link below to view PDF file covering the welding processes available at ME in the Annex (note you still must attend my safety lecture before using the equipment): Welding ME 401 PDF

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Lost wax Casting Part 1: Wax working

Link below to wax working part of lost wax casting lecture: Metal casting part 1 Wax for ME 401    

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Annex machine shop etc. Saftey Class and other announcements.

For those of you who haven’t completed the shop safety 3 hour run-through, it will occur on Friday beginning at 9:30am.  If you have completed the safety course, you may want to make sure Kevin and Eammon have your names … Continue reading

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I found wax! Free!

If you want some wax to play with this weekend, come to the annex tomorrow (where 1/2 the class is meeting) and I can give each of you 1 pound.

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