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Metalcasters on Wheels

Ah, metalcasting. Tis like a relaxing picnic on a warm fall day.

Now that’s probably not a statement you ever expected to read. But the Sculpture Trails, Solsberry, Ind., can make it a reality. Don’t believe us? Check out this video and tell us you don’t feel a sense of tranquility you never thought possible in the metalcasting industry.

To paraphrase a recent press release, Sculpture Trails offers to bring its “traveling foundry” to whatever setting you desire. The company will “travel to your high school, art museum, general public workshop or festivals” and give all participants a small block of sand and the tools they need to scratch a design into the cured surface. Next, Sculpture Trails pours aluminum into the block, and voila, the “artist’s” design comes out as a metal casting.

Not only is this a pretty cute idea, it reminds us that the process we all take for granted can be sold to the masses as a fun craft, a clever way to create, and even a relaxing day in the sun.