The Pig Project

See decorated pigs at the bottom of this page.

1.    We started with a bronze pig in each style to use as a model for our mold.   To make the mold, several coats of releasing agents are applied to the pig. bronze.jpg (17266 bytes)  
2.    We then apply the tooling gel-coat.  The mold is divided up into ten sections so each piece will pull off. no2.jpg (22910 bytes)  
3.    After a significant amount of thickness of fiberglass is applied, the fiberglass molds are removed from the bronze pig. mold1.jpg (14708 bytes)  
4.    Once the ten fiberglass molds are built, we apply releasing agents to them and gel-coat them with a gray finish. pig10.jpg (20119 bytes)
5.    To make a pig, fiberglass is applied by hand and with a chopper gun to the inside of each piece.

 pig1.jpg (25241 bytes) 

pig12.jpg (23638 bytes)
6.    After drying, all the individual pieces are bolted together and the seams are bonded from the inside.

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7.    Once the molds are bolted together and the inside seams are fiberglassed, we allow the pigs to cure. mold2.jpg (14808 bytes)  
8.    Then the fiberglass molds are removed and a pig is born.  One last piece is put into place. born.jpg (16206 bytes) lastpiece.JPG (24876 bytes)
9.    The seams are finished and sanded.  A numbered card is sealed onto the bottom of one foot on the pig.

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10.      Now the pigs are shipped to Seattle where artists will paint and decorate the pigs.  See the rest of the story and a finished decorated pig at pigsonparade.com/PorkIntelligencer/

 

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A FEW COMPLETED PIGS BELOW:

(CLICK  ON  A PICTURE TO SEE IT FULL SIZE, 

THEN USE YOUR BROWSER'S "BACK" BUTTON TO RETURN HERE)

 

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