Pewter Casting at Make-a-tion
|August 28, 2013||Posted by Jeffrey Putney under Uncategorized||
This is the third year we’ve attempted a pewter casting workshop and once again the results were pretty wonderful. Our excellent volunteer/instructor Erich did an awesome job explaining exactly what pewter is and how easy it can be worked with even at home. Then we moved right along to playing with making molds out of silicone putty.
Erich had brought in some some simple wooden carved shapes and objects he picked up at the local craft store that made for perfect items to mold the silicone around.
Many of the attendees also brought their own objects from home that they had decided they would like to create a pewter version of.
After the molds were set (~10 min) it was time to head outside and start melting some metal.
Once we had some liquid metal it was time to start the pouring and see how our molds worked.
Turns out they worked great!
Here’s a cast from a 3D printed pac-man ghost. We even managed to add a hole through it’s head so it could be attached to something.
Thanks to everyone who came for making this a really fun event!
More photos from the event here.