Third Cupboard Handle

Yesterday I sand cast my third kitchen cupboard handle.  The strange part about sand casting is the pour.  I find that quite often when I think pouring the metal has worked, it hasn’t and vice-versa. This time I thought it hadn’t worked, but when I took the mold apart I found that a small bit of sand had fallen from the sides into the bottom of the mold.  This resulted in the handle having a large dint of missing metal in the back.  Although this wouldn’t be seen I have decided to recast this to make one more perfect.  I will be melting the metal to reuse for the next one.

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Handles

Yesterday I cast another cupboard door handle.  I have six to cast in total.  They are all similar to each other however some are twisted more than others.  When I poured the cast I thought it hadn’t worked properly.  It wasn’t until I opened up the mold that I was happily surprised.  I spent the afternoon cleaning up the piece with my files.  I have four more to cast and then I will solder on threads to the back of then so as they can be used for the cupboard doors.