Sandcast Belt Buckle

Reach sophisticated results with this low tech sandcasting and fabrication process.
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SKU# EP2552

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Description

Probably the first poured metal technique, sandcasting is low tech and can be done with jewelry sized pieces in most workshops. Your belt has never looked this good!

Details

Required Materials: Sand, parting powder, 8-gauge wire for hook and bail on buckle, Metal to cast, Water to temper sand, Casting flux (powdered borax or commercial preparation), Soldering flux, Solder

Tools Needed: Safety equipment, Jeweler's saw, Pliers, Knife for carving sprue channel. See project for complete list.

Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry ArtistFebruary 2010

SKU: EP2552

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ken Newman, GG

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