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Old 03-26-2014, 04:26 AM
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Re: Close the bottom of a sculpture?

Originally Posted by zazie View Post
When I started to do somewhat large bronzes the foundry closed the bottom and drilled 3 threaded holes to attach the sculpture to a base.

Now I am considering going to another foundry because it is closer but they do not close the bottom, instead they weld - as I understand it - two metal circles through which one may put "something" to attach the sculpture to a base. This foundry also charges more for this set up. The foundry says they always leave the bottom open.

I feel that an open base is an inferior product. Am I right or is it standard practice (or good practice forgotten)?

Would really appreciate your opinion.

Zazie, a closed bottom is not necessary for monumental sculptures.
Some foundry will weld a cross underneath the sculpture for mounting purpose.
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