Sand is compacted tightly to both sides of the pattern board. Once set, the boards are removed, and each half of the mold is carefully inspected. The halves are placed back together, forming a cavity to hold the molten bronze.
Next, 300 pounds of bronze ingots are melted in a crucible, reaching a temperature of 2,200°F. The bronze is poured by hand into the casts and left to cool. After cooling, the product is removed and sent on for finishing.