My name is David Cowling. I’m a dentist in Arkansas, and a medieval
reinactment hobbyist(SCA). Part of what I do both in work and play
involves casting. My technical casting of crowns and such I have no
problems or lack of on. What I hope to get out of this
list is direction in obtaining good resource material to back my
medieval studies. In the past I’ve done lots and lots of pewter
castings using RTV materials (Citricon mostly…a Kerr material
that’s been discontinued), and some lost wax casting of silver.
Recently I’m more involved in totally recreating the casting process
of silver, bronze and gold in the Viking and Middle Ages.
At this time my biggest hangup has been finding a source of leaded
brass and/or bronze of proper period proportions, that I don’t have
to order by the pallet load. Any resource materials you might think
I’d be interested in regarding period lost wax
casting…sandcasting…stone and metal polishing and stone setting
would be much appriciated.
Thanks for your time.