Wood pattern for casting iron flowers #3: Subtracting the inside from the outside yields a flower with just the right wall thickness

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Blog entry by Patternguy posted 03-24-2017 01:29 AM 1710 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The flower is defined by its wire frame Part 3 of Wood pattern for casting iron flowers series Part 4: What remains, is what you want. »

That is of course,

if your wire-frames layouts are accurate.

Here are some closer looks at the plugs.

Notice the direction of the grain on the two pieces???
I could not decide which direction would be the easiest to work, so I tried both ways.
(It’s been so long that I can’t remember which one was the better choice)

The individual “petals” were roughed to shape on the disc sander.

They were finished with a spoke sheave and templates.
The template edges were rubbed with a stick made of bees wax and lampblack.
It was the best transfer media to use on wood.

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#1 posted 03-24-2017 02:02 AM

Interesting stuff

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 11:17 AM

Very interesting…can not wait for the next in the series.

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