Lost wax Rose Production

Discussion in 'Investment casting Ceramic shell method' started by Jason, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Figures... a few people saw this rose and wanted one. So I'm doing a small run of just 10 and then I'm outta the rose business. Most will head to the florida jewelry shop. Hope I can shift them by v-day. Personally, I hate production work like this. After the first one, the thrill is gone. :oops:
    New GP put to work around the 6 minute mark. Much better video quality I think.
     
  2. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    good progress today..
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  3. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Looks like they all came out looking great, congrats! So, you have 10 identical roses and a big book of patinas... Gonna stick with what you know and make them all liver of sulfur brown so they're sure to be ready for Valentine's, or will you maybe try something new? Definitely not knocking that beautiful brown; I'm just curious...

    Jeff
     
  4. OCD

    OCD Silver Banner Member

    Good job Jason.

    Next time, I think your should do a reverse mold and cast so you can weld 2 halves together to make 1 full rose.

    Where's the video of the fire and brimstone?
     
  5. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Thanks guys... I gotta to be a one trick pony on these... LoS patina. The video is in work, but first I GOTTA get these things out the door and off to the jewelry shop. V-day is coming and I'd like to move them quickly. I got 6 of them chased last night and hope to get to the patina stuff tonight. I saw some of the footage and the GP really did a bang up job. Now it's up to me to clip hours and hours of scenes together..... Back to work I go.
     
  6. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Oh no, your not getting off the hook that easily. No Los this time!!
    This time you have to polish the petals to a mirror shine and put a green patina on the stems and leaves. ;):)
     
  7. OCD

    OCD Silver Banner Member

    Yeah Jason, NO SLACKING!!!
     
  8. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Makes sense with the short timeframe involved. I do like David's idea though!

    Jeff
     
  9. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Little snafu... Part 2 is posted and the mold is destroyed.
     
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  10. Did you mean to destroy the mold? was it an accident or some kind of limited edition run of castings?.
     
  11. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Limited edition. Only 10. I'm outta the rose business for good.
     
  12. Well so long as you signed them for when you become famous (assuming that's not already the case!;)). Personally I'll signing everything in sight on the off chance I ever get famous:rolleyes: . I was talking to a restoration expert a while back about my reproduction brass plates: His advise was to sign and date them on the back with a scriber so that they weren't mistaken for genuine items.
     
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  13. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Ten for ten, nice! Good work on the patina too, they ought to move well when you get them into the store.

    Jeff
     
  14. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    I don't know if I signed them correctly... So I did the 1/10 and so on with my initials. I priced those things at a hundred a piece. If all 10 sell, I'll make about 9bucks an hour for all the labor involved. Not worth doing it at all really. Those artists that do bronze for a living must be starving. Imagine if I would have dropped off the original and said I'll pick them up in a month at a professional foundry? Small pieces are simply not worth the time and money.
     
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  15. OCD

    OCD Silver Banner Member

    About like the neighbor next door,
    Yeah THAT one, who wants me to cast a 3D angle for him for $20. Lolololololololol

    I figured up the true cost to even think about casting something like that and I came to $80 and I guarantee I missed something in those calculations.

    And that doesn’t even begin to take into account the amount of time it would take from start to finish.

    They just have NO CLUE.

    I tell ya, some people.

    When he asked, which he hasn’t spoken to me in about 7 months up until he wanted something,
    I flat out told him to go to Wallyworld if he wanted a angle for his wife. :D
     

  16. Angle??... Angel?? for a second there I was imagining his wife wanted some cast iron angle plates for her Bridgeport milling machine. o_O:p
     
  17. OCD

    OCD Silver Banner Member

    Fricken spell check on my damn IPhone. Grrrrr

    That thing will having you say all kinds of messed up stuff if you don't proof read.
     
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  18. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Here we go! Show time! Fingers crossed these go down the road.
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  19. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Some lucky ladies out there are gonna have a happy VD. :D

    Jeff
     

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