Sterling Silver kitties!!!! My Dear friend Robert Woodbury asked me for some help with casting some 3d printed pumas he originally finished in resin (that would be the image featuring the green copies of the pumas.) It was rather challenging; we at first attempted to cast the pumas directly from the resin, which wasn't successful. Maybe we didn't leave them in the kiln long enough during their burnout, because they didn't escape the investment properly during their first cast.
From here a mold was made, which then produced very fine wax copies of the pumas (those would be the red finishes of the pumas) which we then invested the usual way, as in the lost wax method of casting. THIS led to yet another very difficult position in the process, because the casting I do is in an unheated garage, and for those who don't know, Edmonton reached temperatures of -50 degrees. After the weather finally warmed up to a manageable temperature, I was able to finally cast the pumas in Sterling.
As you can see I've deliberately left the ends of each puma charm unfinished to allow Robert the ability to file / solder the ends as he needs.
The image feed shows the direct opposite procedure of the operation; with the first set of images being the silver, the second set of images featuring the Red copies in wax, with the final set of images featuring the green resin, 3d printed pumas.
I've never cast a 3d printed object before so I'm very happy to add this to my output!!! - 55 minutes ago