Building my new frame didn’t take long because I’d started one the other night in case something happened, which we all know it did.
(I’m still picking shards of lava-smacked clay out of my hair. Not sure how I didn’t lose an eyeball.)
So now I’m packing sand into it instead of clay. The sand here seems to pack well – the grains look and feel pretty consistent – so i’m hoping I can pack the entire mould, carefully remove the wood templates, pour the metal once the sand has dried, and maybe have rails.