IN THE FOUNDRY

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Heavy Metal is an award-winning metal workshop, foundry, studio and gallery located in Wellington, New Zealand. We specialise in all aspects of metal design, manufacture, maintenance and restoration.

THE HEAVY METAL COMPANY
So pretty looking out to the front yard today

So pretty looking out to the front yard today

Yes, this is going to be an kayak . Yes, we know it is crazy, a metal kayak? Once we've poured it in aluminium, we hand polish it to ensure the casting is absolutely perfect for the plastic rotational moulding process Metal Workshop, Moulding, Heavy Metal, Kayaking, New Zealand, Restoration, It Cast, Polish, Plastic

Yes, this is going to be an kayak .. Yes, we know it is crazy, a metal kayak?! .. Once we've poured it in aluminium, we hand polish it to ensure the casting is absolutely perfect for the plastic rotational moulding process

Mould making fun for the Brett's .

Mould making fun for the Brett's ...

Boys are bringing the massive moulding boxes down to get prepared for a huge casting job we've got on this week in the foundry

Boys are bringing the massive moulding boxes down to get prepared for a huge casting job we've got on this week in the foundry

Huge moulds are being laid down today for another big week in the foundry

Huge moulds are being laid down today for another big week in the foundry

More of Brett's feathers going through the lost wax process ready for his next exhibition

More of Brett's feathers going through the lost wax process ready for his next exhibition

So busy in the foundry this week! Ali had just been poured into the moulds and the back two rows are ready for bronze later today

So busy in the foundry this week! .. Ali had just been poured into the moulds and the back two rows are ready for bronze later today

After a huuge casting week, the boys have clocked off for the weekend .

After a huuge casting week, the boys have clocked off for the weekend .. Happy Friday!

Lesile packing sand around a ceramic mould before they cast in bronze Metal Workshop, Heavy Metal, Restoration, It Cast, Packing, Bronze, Ceramics, Studio, Design

Lesile packing sand around a ceramic mould before they cast in bronze

Leslie meticulously setting up some very pretty moulds before todays metal pour

Leslie meticulously setting up some very pretty moulds before todays metal pour

Lots of big sandmoulds ready to go for tomorrows pour

Lots of big sandmoulds ready to go for tomorrows pour

Look how stunning this white patina is on Jen's wheku .

Look how stunning this white patina is on Jen's wheku .. Gorgeous!

Mould is closed up, weighted down and ready for the bronze to be poured into it later today

Mould is closed up, weighted down and ready for the bronze to be poured into it later today

After a pour the boys will save any left over molten metal and pour it in these ingot moulds ready for the next melt!

After a pour the boys will save any left over molten metal and pour it in these ingot moulds ready for the next melt!