2022 contest idea submission

Discussion in 'Halloween Casting contest' started by Rocketman, Oct 2, 2022.

  1. Rocketman

    Rocketman Silver Banner Member

    So I came across this a while back while trying to figure out how to forge some steel bells for my employer
    I think it would make an excellent subject for a contest
    I can see these being made with almost any casting method, which could make it interesting for everyone


    an interesting article on the Crotal Bell, history, construction:

    There's a neat bit at the bottom illustrating sand-molding for a one-piece bell, but I can't quite work out how that would work out in reality.

    This wouldn't be a Halloween contest, but perhaps Christmas/winter season?
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  2. Patrick-C

    Patrick-C Silver

    I like this idea. A little tough but what is a contest without a challenge? I am in if this goes down.
  3. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Gold Banner Member

    Neat article. Took me a second to figure out why they embed an iron ball inside the core... When it finally hit me I felt like a bit of a ding-a-ling for not getting it right away. :)

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  4. Mantrid

    Mantrid Silver

    I think an interestig competition would be to to have the engineering guys to do something artistic and vis versa. or to cast somethig using a different method to what you usually use eg a lost wax caster to try sand casting etc.
  5. HT1

    HT1 Gold Banner Member

    Love the article, Here is one to help anyone trying to make them
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  6. Zapins

    Zapins Gold

    I may be interested. I want to make a bell for svseeker's ship. I've been delaying it for ages due to life. But if we do a contest may be worth it. How many months do we have to prep?
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