Can the Hive point me in the direction of a local course/individual who might be amendable to providing instruction on the casting of metal in Canberra?
Bit off the wall, but I have a strong interest.
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Depending at what type of metals your looking at casting – ‘low temperature’ like lead, pewter etc you could try the local TAFEs and community centres that run short courses for jewellery making or sculpture – they should cover lost wax and sand casting for simple shapes, if you want more complex shapes or to make multi part moulds – I dont know of any locally but there is Barnes in Newtown in Sydney – they have dvds and run courses on casting – mainly with silicon and resin but do some metal I think, friendly and helpful staff – Link: http://www.barnes.com.au/catalog/index.php
Hope that helps
Build a flowerpot furnace, melt some cans.
Is it time to retire the tally room?