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Max-Cast, Inc.
P.O. Box 662
Kalona, Iowa 52247

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Bases and Mounting

Wood is probably the best bet. We can make arrangements to obtain a base or, in some cases, fabricate simple ones for our clients.

Marble and other stone bases can be special ordered and mounted at the foundry. Artificial marbles made of acrylic resins can be obtained in a great variety of colors. Combinations of wood, stone and plastics are possible too.

A metal sculpture generally needs more than one mounting point to the base or it will tend to pivot on that point. A pin may be mounted close to the main bolt on point to prevent this. The base itself may be formed in such a way as to prevent this pivoting.

Generally, the thickness of the casting at the fixing position must be twice the thickness of the mounting pin and the pin must enter the base by at least a quarter inch.

The minimum size stud for small lightweight sculpture is 1/8 inch, but for larger pieces at least 3/16 to 1/4 inch is necessary. Great hulking outdoor sculptures may need weather resistant stainless steel rods up to 2 inches in diameter to secure them to boulder size bases.