Tag Archives: mining

Western Gold Mine 4

 

I have started to cast the mine office. This building will contain the water pump and reservoir for the water system and the electric motor with gears and bearings to turn the water wheel at 3 RPM. Switches, batteries, electronics, and solar panels for a self-contained system are all contained in this building. I created […]

Western Gold Mine 3

 

It is now time to prepare the engineering drawings and do the arithmetic and finalize how my complete sculpture will be put together. This piece began with the idea to build another western sculpture for the Calgary Stampede in 2020. The idea was to create an 1890’s gold mine setting. I thought I could build […]

Western Gold Mine 2

 

I have started to construct my old wooden mine cart. The mine cart, to me, is a tool that uniquely symbolizes the old west. These are the gold rush days with mining towns and saloons and lawlessness and the development of the frontier. This actual wooden ore cart dumps from the end but it can […]

Western Gold Mine 1

 

I am starting a new, completely original sculpture that will replicate an old 1890’s western gold mine. I am creating this work as another piece that I may submit to the Calgary Stampede in July, 2020. This work will be at 1:18 scale and similar in size to my Stagecoach sculpture. My plans are to […]