Degating "gust"

Thursday I worked on my series of small bronze castings "gust".  

I use an angle grinder with a metal cutting blade and cut off the stubs of the gates flush to the surface of the hat.  



Here you can see the stubs of the gates.  




More gate stubs.  




After cutting of the gates.  


 Cutting off the gates leaves a shinny smooth surface. I then use various air tools to recreate the felt texture. This process is called chasing. 



The texture is repaired.