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Quick and dirty recap of my day: Dragged myself out of bed around 9:12 am. Made it to my 10-11:40 am class with a few minutes to spare. Scarfed down a granola bar on my way to volunteer from 12-2:30pm. Another quick bite and then class from 3-9pm. Lost wax casting class. It was awesome.

I was engrossed; I didn’t even stop to eat. Ok, what is lost wax casting? Well let me tell you, better yet watch this video here – this is the best and shortest one I could find. Lost wax casting is a process where a metal – gold, silver, copper, bronze, and etc, is cast from a mold made from a wax model. Going in with no experience, it was overwhelming at first. There’s all these terms, materials, and machines. Sprues, different waxes, gauges, mixing investment, soldering, the vacuum machine, the kiln, the centrifugal casting machine…wahhh. Read More

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