Cast #089 - Aluminum Funnel Mushroom Casting

Aluminum Funnel Mushroom Cast #089 - Front Picture.
Mushroom Type: Funnel

Cast Number: #089
Plaster Cast: 8/15/2015
Final Cast: 8/15/2015
Cast Weight: 15 oz

Cast Material: Aluminum
Cast Dimensions: 3.75"x5"x5.25" (HxWxL)

Base: Reuleaux Triangle, 3.75" diameter, 0.5" thick
Base Wood: Purpleheart

Mount: Bolt through base and cast
Description
This is one of the early attempts at mushroom casting. I didn't dry the plaster enough before pouring the aluminum, causing the aluminum to bubble when casting. As a result there are rough parts to the cast and the stem is hollow, with parts where you can see through it. I filled the bottom of the hollow stem with casting resin to give a solid surface to mount the mushroom to the base.
Base Description
The base is made from purpleheart cut in the shape of a reuleaux triangle. The finish is Gloss Polyurethane.