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Wood pattern for casting iron flowers #2: The flower is defined by its wire frame

03-19-2017 04:26 PM by Patternguy | 1 comment »

First I’ll clarify what this pattern will actually make… The casting is a “Cooperstown Flower”. It’s a piece of architectural iron that got its name from a restoration project done in 1985 in Cooperstown NY. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the casting and will have to rely on a model I put together for illustration. I have a video too, but I have to figure out how to post it. Now that we know what we are making, hopefully, the next ...

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Wood pattern for casting iron flowers #1: There is an inside, and an outside, to everything.

03-19-2017 03:23 AM by Patternguy | 0 comments »

Master patterns and production tooling belonged to whoever paid the invoice. On the other hand, whatever was used to build the pattern, things like jigs, fixtures, molds, negatives, or plugs, was recycled in the shop, or was dis-guarded. Stuff like that usually got thrown into the scrap barrel. The objects that are the focus of this story escaped that fate and ended up on a shelf in my garage. I think they have a story worth telling. Patterns often required unique shapes that had to be...

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