Introduction: How to Make a Brass Christmas Star
Let's make our own brass Christmas Star for the tree DIY. First, let's
prepare a sand mold with a wooden star. Then we melt some brass on the foundry, we pour it on the mold. We cut excess with the saw. Then we file the star and sand it.
Then we get a shiny, heavy star.
I use a mix of beach sand and clay.
Step 1: Put Sand on the Mold Frame and Smash It
Put green sand on your mold frame and smash it. You have to put layers of 1cm and then smash it.
Step 2: Remove Excess
When you have fill the frame and smash it well. Use a stick to remove sand excess. Use the frame as a guide.
Step 3: Use Talcum Powder
Pour talcum powder on the star figure and on to the sand
Step 4: Place the Star Figure and Hit With a Wooden Stick
Place the star figure and hit with a wooden stick
Step 5: Pour Talcum Powder on the Mold and Figure
Pour talcum powder on the mold and figure
Step 6: Place Top Frame and Smash Sand
Place the top frame. Add 1 cm sand layer and smash and repeat until the frame is full
Step 7: Remove Sand Excess
Remove sand excess with a stick using frame as a guide
Step 8: Remove Top Frame Carefully
Remove top frame carefully
Step 9: Remove Carefully the Star Using a Screw
Remove carefully the star using a screw
Step 10: Use a Tube to Make Two Holes
Use a tube to make two holes. Intake and outtake.
Step 11: Place the Frame Together Again
Place the frame together again
Step 12: Melt Brass
Step 13: Pour Molten Metal on the Mold
Pour molten metal on the mold
Step 14: Let It Cold and Remove the Figure From the Mold
Let it cold and remove the figure from the mold
Step 15: Use a Saw to Remove Intake and Outake Excess
Use a saw to remove intake and outake excess material
Step 16: File Imperfections
Step 17: Sand the Star
Sand the star. Star from 80, 120 and up to 500
4 years ago
I didn't know a mold could be made so simply! Very interesting - thanks for sharing your technique!