Friday, December 28, 2012

Lamp Making Continued

Welcome back!

All the pieces are cut, ground, and foiled...the mold needs to be prepared.  A tacky wax is melted (little fry pan) brushed onto the polyurethane mold so the glass will stick to it.

They are placed on the mold and can be moved accordingly to adjust the space between the solder fills up.

This is a curved mold, more than the original pattern called for so to accommodate the curve, keep a pleasing look for whole flower petals instead of broken petals with soldered lines...I sagged the petals in the kiln.

This produced a curved piece for the mold...larger seams but i preferred the larger seam over a line keeping the beautiful full flower.

Which you will see at the end...

Actually you can kind of get a feel for the whole flower with the large petals curved here
The shade is tack soldered and now ready to remove from the mold
and soldered inside and smoothed over on the out...

I heated under the mold with a hair dryer which got the wax all melty...then flipped it over and slid the mold off..slick as can be

Now to get as much of the wax off as possible and begin to solder it up...

Next posting...

Thanks for visiting..

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Amazing work! I like the picture with the numbered pieces being put onto the mold. Can't wait to see it finished!