My Aunt Ruth DeVoe said it many times when I was young,
so it must be true.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Bringing a well preserved antique fireplace back to perfection - part 2
In this follow-up post I was going to show you the carving process from start to finish. Unfortunately I had a devastating hard drive failure and my back-up was mostly corrupted, so I lost some of the layout photos. You can find the process in some past posts - like here -
I did make a short video of carving - it looks as though I'm in fast motion, but it was real time....I guess I was in a hurry to make it a short video!
The finished wax with original shard and enlarged print-outs of the image.
Setting up the frames around the wax for pouring the plaster mould.
Plaster poured and leveled.
Plaster released from the mould.
Touching up a few small bubbles in the plaster.
Wax original and plaster mould.
It was a great first pouring of the plaster. Unhappily, all the photos of pressing the tile, bisque tiles, and glazing are lost. But I am waiting for the completed installation shots from the customer and I'll post those when I am able.
Thanks so much for reading and please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or if you have a tile that you would like reproduced or custom carved.