Friday, July 31, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 256




I am checking the fit of the coddles on the third side of the build-up. Click on any image to enlarge it.






This is a work-in-progress snapshot of the third side, after adding some clay.






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Thursday, July 30, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 255




I must fill-in about 6mm of oil clay on this side.






I used coils and small balls of clay to fill-in.






It is getting closer to a tight fit.






I found another piece of plywood that was the right size. I attached the pieces of 1x with drywall screws. I will apply at least three coats of orange shellac to seal the coddle boards.






I decided to give the old coddle boards another coat of shellac while I had it out.






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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 254




I started working on some new coddle boards. These are made from pieces of scrap wood. I still have to find one more piece of plywood that is large enough. I coat each board with at least three coats of orange shellac to seal it. Click on any image to enlarge it.






I am also working on getting each side of the build-up as straight as I can. I do not have a lot of clay left, so I must have a very tight fit for this mold piece. If any plaster leaks through, there will be mostly empty space for it to fill, instead of a very small space.






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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 253




I did some more smoothing of the clay build-up, then cleaned off the mold table and took my first look at how the coddles fit. It looks like I will need to add some clay to some some areas, and remove some clay from other areas. I may have to make a couple of new coddle boards. Click on the image to enlarge it.






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Monday, July 27, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 252




I feel like I am getting very close to begin fitting the coddles to this build-up. Click on the image to enlarge it.






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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 250




I was running out of clay, so I borrowed some from the build-up. This part of the build-up will be up against a coddle board anyway, so it doesn't matter so much. I rolled the borrowed clay into a coil and cut it into more or less equal lengths. I usually hold a coil in my hand as I am working, so it warms up as I am working. Then I can cut off a small piece with my paring knife and apply it to the build-up. Click on any image to enlarge it.






This is a snapshot of the work-in-progress clay build-up of the upper torso.





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Friday, July 24, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 249




Here are a couple of work-in-progress snapshots of the clay build-up for the upper torso. Click on any image to enlarge it.






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Thursday, July 23, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 248




This is a snapshot of the work-in-progress clay build-up of the upper torso. Click on the image to enlarge it.






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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 246




These are some detail snapshots of the work-in-progress clay build-up for the upper torso. Click on any image to enlarge it.






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Monday, July 20, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 245




These are some snapshots of the work-in-progress clay build-up for the upper torso. Click on any image to enlarge it.






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Sunday, July 19, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 244




Here are a couple of work-in-progress snapshots of the clay build-up for the upper torso. I try to work all around the clay build-up. Click on any image to enlarge it.






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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 240




I worked on the oil clay build-up today. Click on any image to enlarge it.






These are snapshots of the work-in-progress.






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