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#1

Does anyone know how to find David Reid of the “Reid Technique”?
This involves small scale use of ceramic shell casting.

Current searches indicate :

  1. http://binbro1.bitz.co.nz/people/dreid/index.html Summary:
    Teaches accessible foundry techniques at Art Colleges around the
    world. Have foundry, will travel ! Consultant to the professional
    art casting community in lost wax ceramic shell for bronze

  2. David Reid Teaches accessible foundry techniques at Art
    

Colleges around the world. Have foundry, will travel ! Consultan
http://bitz.co.nz/people/dreid/

These don’t seem to work

He also has posted on the use of a domestic microwave to melt small
quantities of metal. Information on this can be found at:

MELTING METALS IN A DOMESTIC MICROWAVE. David Reid. The first
part of this Foundry Note describes a technique for using a
domestic microwave oven to melt… URL:
http://www.cornwell.demon.co.uk/micro1.htm

This works but I can’t trace the posting back. Probably due to
my ignorance

I believe he lives in New Zealand. I have seen more information
in 98 on the web on his use of small ceramic shell casting. I
believe I also saw another description of his development of a
microwave for melting metal. In my own way I lost it.

A description of his use of ceramic shell can be found in
"Jewelry Making Manual" by Silvia Wicks pages 138-139 This
goes back to the mid 70’s. Jesse


#2

Jesse, There was discussion on this some six months ago. If not
on Orchid, then on Arts Metal. I did download and print the
entire series out. There was an intermediary who was responsible
for the material being online. I replied directly to him, but did
not get an answer.

I am not sure where I stored the download, hopefully someone
else has a better filing system. Teresa