Sandcast Belt Buckle

Reach sophisticated results with this low tech sandcasting and fabrication process.
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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!

SKU: EP2552

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ken Newman, GG

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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

Format: eProject