How much will a bronze casting shrink?. It will be a sand casting, so
this is strictly about the metal itself, and the difference in size
between poured/hot state and cooled state. What I have is basically
an oval shape the size of a big belt buckle, think of it as a fat
ring, about 1.5" high and about 1/2" thick, with a large, open
How much will a bronze casting shrink?. It will be a sand casting,
I cast a cross from a 48 inch model and the casting as about 47
inches. This is 0.75 inches thick and cast in Evrdur silicon bronze.
Based on that experience I would say about 2%, but I am pretty sure
that thickness and casting temperature are factors. I would bet your
buckle would shrink less than that.