Series: Dog's Head


Dog’s Head

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

We bought a giraffe head coat hook a while back – not sure why. Its made of cast aluminium. I have since seen the same […]


Dog’s Head: Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

The end goal of this exercise is to cast, from metal, a bust of my dog’s head in metal: perhaps to use as a coat […]


Dog’s Head: Metal Casting – Lost Wax

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

Another post as part of an ongoing mission to go from a photogrammetric (with Autodesk’s Recap) scan of my dog’s head to an aluminium cast of it, […]


Dog’s Head: Wax Cast. Take 1

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

I have made the wax cast (which will be ‘lost’ with my lost-waxing). It was pretty successful except it was missing an ear. I just […]


Dog’s Head: Aluminium Furnace

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

The missing bit in my attempts to cast an aluminium dog’s head – melting aluminium. First Plan Make a gas or charcoal powered furnace: youtube […]


Dog’s Head: Furnace Ceramic Shield

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

To reduce the risk of electrocuting myself, I made a ceramic box to separate the bare-metal and electrically-live heating coil from the inside of my […]


Aluminium Furnace: Some Pics

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

I have furnace up-and-running, well up-and-heating at least. I have taken it to 800C so far…aluminium melts at c650C. No problems (well one problem, see […]


Dog’s Head: Wax Cast. Take 2

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

So I am using the lost-wax casting to make my aluminium dog’s head. My first crack at making the wax cast was ‘okay’ but there […]


Dog’s Head: Plaster Mould

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

Making the plaster cast of the to-be-lost wax copy of the dog’s head: This whole process is a bit tedious, to be honest. I am […]


Dog’s Head: Casting Day

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

The time has come – Casting Day. My last post took me to step (9) of the Wikipedia page process for lost-wax casting. Now its ‘No […]


Casting Day Brown Gas

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

“What’s that pink gas”, my wife can be heard on video in my last post. I muttered something – to allay fears- but I did […]


Casting Day Fuzzy Feeling

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

So I posted about my ceramic shield. I thought this was a wonderful thing – addressing a flaw in other ‘amateur’. electric furnace designs. I may […]


Conductivity of HOT Bathroom Tiles

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

In “Casting Day Fuzzy Feeling” part 1 I found very hot bathroom tiles conduct electricity, so the ceramic shield that I built for my aluminium […]