Cast Brass Trivet
Cast Brass Trivet
Two day workshop:
Saturday, November 3,2018 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, November, 17 2018 12pm - 3pm
Last day to enroll is Saturday, October 27, 2018
Patternmakers build wooden forms, called "patterns," that are use to create moulds for sand casting. In foundries, the patterns are pressed into wet sand to create an impression. Molten metals are poured into it. Cast iron gears and pulleys from the Victorian era were made this way and some contemporary manufacturing still involves sand casting. Patterns must withstand moisture and be made to exacting specifications. This makes them some of the most challenging things to make out of wood. Patternmakers' trade is becoming obsolete, however, as industrial methods change. This class offers a rare opportunity to try your hand at wooden patternmaking. In the first six hour class, you'll build a triangular trivet out of walnut. We'll talk about some of the principles of patternmaking as well as woodworking joinery. Then we'll take a 2 week break while the class' patterns are sent to a family-run foundry in Etobicoke to be cast in brass. In our second class, we'll clean the dust from sand casting off of the walnut trivets and polish the cast brass ones made from them. You'll go home with both! Together, they'll make a beautiful centerpiece (and story) to share with your friends and family.
The class fee includes materials.
This class will be taught by Lauren Reed & Assistant TBD
All skill levels are welcome.
Participants must be 18 years +
All classes are non-refundable so please ensure that the given date works for you. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel, you'll receive at least two days notice and a full refund.