Keeping my day job
After months of work, agony and throwing things this is as far as I've got.
The pink stuff is sand, the yellow stuff - nail polish, the white stuff - plaster of paris, and the shiny metal thing is the result.
The result? A rather rough casting of a '75' in a diamond shape in aluminium. For a certain tree flavoured mother.
More to come on this. Method proven, but the tools could use some work.
Top left: mould; top right: mould cover with pouring and air holes; bottom left: mould assembled (metal gets poured in hole); bottom right: ta-daa!