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Buffalo Monument – Tail

When the tail is being attached….you know it’s getting close to being finished.

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Monumental Buffalo Update

For those following the progress of the monumental buffalo, here is an update.

Photos of:
Clay buffalo with seven coats of silicon rubber. Sprayed with a dense foam mother mold.

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The mold is cut off the clay and cleaned up in preparation for the wax coating.

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Next, a wax coat is applied to the mold sections.

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Here’s where it gets interesting. The wax is cut into small sections and has sprues attached. These are the coated with a silica sand. It is into the silica sand investment shells that the bronze is poured.

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Once the bronze is poured into the ceramic shell…it is chiseled off and ready for welding together. This photo shows hoof, beard, etc.

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