Sculpt Your Own Hardware
Have your wax design cast in solid bronze
Synopsis: Ever looked for the perfect pull to complement that finely crafted cabinet or drawer? You might do as Harold Greene occasionally does, and sculpt your own. After creating a mockup to gauge the size and design in relation to the piece, he models his original creations in microcrystalline wax, and then ships them to a foundry where they are cast in bronze using the lost-wax process. Here, Greene demonstrates how to sculpt the wax original, create a mold so that original can be duplicated, and then how to clean up and finish the bronze casting when it returns from the foundry. This is a simple yet creative process that is not prohibitively expensive. And at the end, you’ll have hardware that is truly one of a kind.
I began creating my own bronze hardware after I looked in vain through various catalogs for a large, decorative pull for…