Molten Metal Pour 

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For the third year, ArtsWest in Eagle hosted its annual Molten Metal Pour on May 29.
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Elliott McCloskey prepared his design in a block of sand.
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Molly Cochell carved an image into a block of sand that was used as a mold for melted aluminum.
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A group lined up to purchase a sand block from Holly Bolinder.
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Aluminum blocks atop the furnace. These block were heated to more than 1,450 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Maci Devore caught a glance of the camera while her brother Ty and parents Pete and Gin prepared their sand mold.
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Sand is mixed with a hardener in blocks and allowed to cure for 30 minutes before it can have an image carved into it.
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Tim McDonald and Michael Green prepped the sand molds for customers.
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Tim McDonald and Janet Bailey prepared sand molds for the day's events.
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Michael Green removed bracing from sand molds.
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People rushed to try and seal the make-shift tent from the nasty weather approaching.
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Recycled materials from Idaho Power are used to create the artwork, including power meter brackets.
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An artist carved his work.
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Elise Robbins glazed a mold and readied it for the final stage: the molten pour.
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Francis Fox readied artists' sand blocks ready for the pour.
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Saratops McDonald, Francis Fox and Sara Smart prepared artists' sand molds for the pour.
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A fan looked on as Saratops McDonald worked on sand blocks.
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Saratops McDonald finished preparing a sand block and got it ready for the metal pour.
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Francis Fox cleaned up a sand block in preparation for the metal pouring.
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Marshall Sinclair and Prentise Cutler discussed the next stages of the metal pour.
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Marshall Sinclair checks the temperature of the melted aluminum to ensure its hot enough to pour
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Marshall Sinclair and Prentise Cutler lifted the 1,450-degree metal from the furnace.
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Marshall Sinclair and Prensite Cutler lifted the molten metal from the furnace while Saratops McDonald prepared to "skim" the surface for particulates.
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Aluminum melted at more than 1,400 degrees.
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Saratops McDonald skimmed the "bad metal" and particulates from the molten aluminum.
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Molten metal being poured into molds.
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Ted Cochell sprayed water on the molds to cool them and get them ready for the cleaning process.
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Molds are cooled, ready for cleaning.
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Cooled molds awaiting cleaning.
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Prentise Cutler added more metal to the furnace for the second batch.
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Father and son looked on at the "Molten Metal" process.
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Sand block awaited being filled with hot metal.
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Molten aluminum ready to be poured.
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Molten metal being poured into sand molds.
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Esau Kessler from MeaningCreative, which sponsored the event polishes one of the molds that were cast
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Elliott McCloskey prepared his design in a block of sand.

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