Dec 25 2015

SCV Medallion Restoration

While metal detecting at one of my wife’s family home sites, I dug up the remains of an old Sons of Confederate Veterans 1928 reunion medallion. I made a silicone mold of it and cast a duplicate for my mother-in-law, the descendant of its original owner. As a Christmas present I, to the best of my ability, replicated the missing parts from clay using a couple of reference pictures I found online. I made a silicone mold of this as well and cast two medallions: one as it was found, and one as if it hadn’t been lost. I tried to replicate the original ribbon using white and gold acrylic paint on a red ribbon. The medallions were painted using several different acrylic paints and washes.

Jul 5 2015

Variac Pendants

I created these Variac pendants from polymer clay, then made a silicone mold to replicate them in resin. Acrylic paint custom mixed then washed in black.

Jun 30 2015

Ham Radio Coil

While shopping in an old electronics store shortly before it closed down, I found an interesting old ham radio coil that was missing a few parts. I bought it and decided that I would use what was left of the device as a pattern and recreate it. I tried making a mold of the insulators from latex unsuccessfully, and ultimately poured the mold using silicone. I cast the insulators from resin, and cut the support rings from a PVC pipe using a miter saw. Instead of the original’s steel band coil, I opted for a brass coil of the same parameters.