Who needs patterns?

Discussion in 'Pattern making' started by Billy Elmore, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Billy Elmore

    Billy Elmore Silver

    So I got to be a part of something cool yesterday. A local artist made cast iron bacon and eggs for a future top secret project. He used real bacon and real fried eggs for his pattern. They turned out rather nice with a little help from the guys in the foundry and myself.
     

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  2. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Gold Banner Member

    Ok, I'll bite (pun intended)... How do you make real bacon and fried eggs hard enough to use as patterns? However it was done, that's pretty cool.

    Jeff
     
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  3. rocco

    rocco Silver

    And, what does one use as parting powder with a bacon and eggs?
     
  4. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Gold Banner Member

    Maybe a little pepper?
     
  5. Billy Elmore

    Billy Elmore Silver

    He coated them with clear lacquer and used baby powder for parting. Took doubling bacon slices to be thick enough...had to use the whites to make the eggs thick enough....cooked them first and then baked them and then coated them. He used chemically bonded sand for molds. Actually turned out pretty damn good.
     
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  6. Billy Elmore

    Billy Elmore Silver

    I offered to get him 3D printed parts but he insisted his art would use real objects.
     
  7. Billy Elmore

    Billy Elmore Silver

    After they rust I bet they will look more realistic.
     
  8. Melterskelter

    Melterskelter Gold Banner Member

    Seems like your alginate Hands project might have suggested using the same material to make patterns of POP or maybe epoxy/thickener.

    Must have beeen a hoot.

    Denis

    BTW, how about closer photos?
     
  9. dennis

    dennis Silver Banner Member

    Next - an iron Rooster...
     
  10. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    What a waste of breakfast, perhaps I'm not arty enough. I did do several years at art college but that only really qualified me as being drunk through most of the lessons (Hey it worked for Turner)

    Perhaps we could have a lost chcken sub section David?
     
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  11. Zapins

    Zapins Silver Banner Member

    That's what I'm working on!
     
  12. dennis

    dennis Silver Banner Member

    Like this'n:
     

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  13. Jason

    Jason Gold

    a little bored are we?????
     
  14. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Gold Banner Member

    Carve that peacock in balsa and send it to Jason with the rest! ;)

    Jeff
     
  15. Jason

    Jason Gold

    yeah really... lol Fowls are more a Zap thing. I'm into bronze bathroom fixtures like sinks and over sized butt plugs.
     
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  16. Zapins

    Zapins Silver Banner Member

    Carve three measly birds and now its a zap thing huh??

    I gotta branch out. Maybe I'll try cast a Jason thing (bp)... :)
     
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  17. Jason

    Jason Gold

    I see David has been editing posts again.:rolleyes:

    It said SHITTER, not Bp...
     
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  18. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Oh, sorry. Thought you had made a typo, so I fixed it for you. Roflmao
     
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  19. Zapins

    Zapins Silver Banner Member

    Hahaha good one
     

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