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BREWING CHEMISTRY - Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7 PM - Traffic Jam Detroit

Younger Chemists Committee Presents:
Brewing Chemistry Website

An informal monthly lecture series
to be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month
at Traffic Jam & Snug in Detroit

An evening of libations, edible delights and science inquiry

February's Topic:
DIY Bronze Casting (Like a Pro)

Presented by:
Tomak Baksik, Artist, Scientist & Owner,
Julian Bronze, Nethercraft & Julian Glass

Sculptural bronze casting is usually done by commercial foundries, but if you're not afraid of a little hard work, or a LOT, YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. Tomak will talk about all steps in the process, with a focus on the How. He will explain the chemistry behind investments, waxes, alloys, pouring, and equipment. Believe it or not, most of the high cost of bronzes is not in the metal, it's the many complex steps in getting there. And with some shortcuts to making your own equipment, a serviceable foundry can be made for less than the cost of a single large bronze. Monumental bronzes are welded together from smaller casts, so there's almost no limit to what you can do.

Tomak Julian Baksik studied fine art and physics at the University of Michigan, and currently exhibits at several national tradeshows and festivals. He has been sculpting in bronze for more than 12 years.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7 PM