Bell Casting Event

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April 10, 2018

Bell Casting Event

Schedule Articles
Bell Casting Event Schedule

First bell cast for
carillon model

First bell cast for carillon model Article

Bell casting to be held
for model Campanile

Bell casting to be held for model Campanile Article

 

Videos

The Bell Casting Event
at ISU Memorial Union

Bell Casting Event in MU Campanile Room Video

The first carillon bell cast
in ISU Metalcasting Lab 
 

Bell Casting in Metal Casting Lab Video

Bell Casting for Campanile
Carillon Model Project

Bell Casting for Campanile Carillon Model Project

 

Photos
April 9

Bill & Joshua Meeks with ISU Metalcasting Lab technicians and carillon students

Preparing the bell mold

Putting the mold wash on the core (inner mold)

Lighting the mold wash

Firing the mold wash off to create a smooth pouring surface

Joshua & Bill Meeks prepare to transport the curcible

Jim Shelledy, center, watches a walk-through of the pouring

Richard Watson, left, meets with Bill & Joshua Meeks for the final preparation

April 10

Visitors tour the Metalcasting Lab

Visitors tour the Metalcasting Lab

Check the temperature of the molten bronze

Prepare to lift the crucible

Lifting the crucible

Pouring the first carillon bell

live stream of the pouring of the carillon bell in ISU Metalcasting Lab

attendees watch a live stream of the pouring of the carillon bell in Memorial Union, Campanile Room

April 11

remove the bell from the mold after 15 hours of cooling

Photographers capturing Joshua Meeks chisels sand from the interior of the bell

cleaning the bell exterior with a brush

Professor Caroline Hayes, left, chair of ME Department, and the new carillon bell no. 14

cleaning up the casting mold

Jim Shelledy, Joshua & Bill Meeks after packing up

Metalcasting Lab back to before

loading the pickup truck