8. - The Bronze Pour

Finally its time to pour the bronze.
Approx 97% Copper, 2% Silicon and 1% Magnesium is melted in a crucible at over 2000 degrees F until molten, it is then poured into the carefully prepared second mold, after all the hard work the statuette is finally cast, but there's still work to do to release it.

"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell". 
– Bill Copeland
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