Friday, 27 June 2014

CONTOURFIVE machining centre producing a stone gargoyle

Breton CONTOURFIVE NC700 machining centre produces a marble gargoyle for the famous Kronborg castle (Denmark), currently being restored, where “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” was set by Shakespeare.
Kronborg castle
Good morning,
Today I will tell you something about gargoyles, something I didn’t know; fortunately, Wikipedia is always available to offer a helping hand.
In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
Milan Chatedral gargoyle 
Gargoyles can be seen on many Christian churches and cathedrals and also on civil buildings (such as town halls) dating back to the Middle Ages.
Well, but what do we have to do with this? 

Let me explain you. 
About one month ago we were asked to produce a copy of a gargoyle belonging to the Kronborg Castle in Denmark (40 minutes from Copenhagen), presently under restoration.

Here is the machining sequence:

1 - rough-hewing with disk
2 - grinding with tool
3- finishing with tool

4 - the gargoyle is finished
A great job, isn’t it? 
You can see a short video showing the machining sequence here under.

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That’s all for now.
Have a nice weekend.
Sergio Prior

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