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  casting Buddha images

 

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The process of casting bronze images, starts off with the making of a wax image.

 

Hot wax is poured into a mold, creating a wax image of the desired shape which, once dry and solid, is taken from the mold.

 

  casting Buddha images

 

  casting Buddha images

 

 

 

Then, some nails are inserted at certain points around the wax image, which is next covered with a mixture made of plaster, sand and water, and tied with a metal wire (fig.).