Picks of the shop
and things you'll do.
Don't just learn how to cast
will inject the molds! 2) You will
pen the wax!
3) You will mix
and pour plaster! 4) You will hold the crucible!
5) You will pour
the brass! 6) You will dunk it in the water!
You will cast
the brass! You will have a finished product in the end!
You can learn to
create models, make moulds, polish and finish brass.
Bring your own
model; come for an extra day and make a model; find a model here.
You will learn
to cast anything.
Model Making Process
on what we want to make, the process may include grinding
and shaping metal, sculpting plastic or wax, carving
wood, soldering metal pieces together and working in
scale. We will encounter using glues, resins,
epoxies, sprays, machinery, acids and flames. If we are working on the project from scratch at
my studios or you bring an item, you're going to learn
so much about what you already know and love.
we will do is called the Lost Wax Process. It
involves a wax item (actually, several wax items)
smothered in plaster. Allow the plaster to harden
and melt out the wax. Then smelt the brass and
pour it into the plaster void, creating a metal item.
There are many tricks and more to do with each
item before, during and after the cast. The whole process
can take 3-5 days.
we are in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, why not
stay at one of the best Catskill resorts still in operation.
The Terrace has been around since the resort
'hay-day' of the 1960's. Refurbished and accomindating,
"The Terrace" is a treat to stay in. You
may have breakfast at Marie's Cafe located at The Terrace.
Several options also are nearby for a morning
walk for coffee.
the shop, at lunchtime, we travel down the old dirt road
to our favorite truck stop for a quick bite at noon-ish.
There is a diverse selection on the menu, as well
as 'The Specials'. This meal is included in the
invitation to the Casting Studio.
Catskill Mountains hold a wide variety of tastes. We
will most likely dine together but where is up to you.
You may also venture out alone with one of our
maps. We may also have a family dinner at my house. With so many places to go, its up
in the air with what to do for dinner.
All the time, we
are minutes away from supermarkets, convenience stores,
local pubs and most other amenities in case of a midnight
Email Ron for rates and availability.
Or call Ron, 518-622-8311 10am-2pm M-F
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