This experiment tried to work with the different melting points of bronze and aluminum. Depending on the type of bronze and the type of impurities, it melts at about 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit. Aluminum melts at 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit. While they are both quite hot, the 500 degree difference can be used two work with the different metals separately. This piece had two castings. The first cast the bronze character. The second cast the aluminum segment around it.
I am posting this so that there is a reference for the work I will be continuing in the next few weeks. The next two experiments will cast aluminum and bronze simultaneously (or within a few minutes of each other) and two castings on one piece with aluminum first and bronze second.