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Castings for engine project
I decided to do a quick restoration on the engine and cast a muffler for it, from there it grew to a total of 14 castings to complete the project. The...
Mar 25, 2012
Jeshua, did you switch sites? I was trying to find your oil melting cast iron page and the link didn't work. Is your site up somewhere else? Thanks, Dave D ...
Mar 12, 2012
Bench-top induction furnace
I'm currently working on an induction furnace for use in small castings on the bench-top. The parameters I'm using are Only parts you can get at Radio shack or...
Mar 10, 2012
Silicon carbide or ceramic filters
Greetings Does anyone know of a source for small quantities of ceramic filters? Like these:...
Mar 8, 2012
Heat treating newly cast aluminum
Hi Folks, About a month ago I posted a question about heat treating aluminum. I had cast some parts out of "wheelium"
; (I guess something like A356) and it was...
Mar 1, 2012
Homemade cast iron analysed
To Dave Patterson and to anyone else interested I decided to get my homemade cast iron professionally analysed. So what is the difference between steel and...
Feb 27, 2012
messages with only a link and no text
Hello Group, I just intercepted a message with a link and no test to indicate the group member intended to send the link to the group. Please attach some text...
Feb 16, 2012
Something to make you chuckle this morning - this furnace is currently on e-bay ...
Feb 15, 2012
Interesting article about two 50,000 TON(!) forging presses: ...
Feb 15, 2012
If anyone is interested I have made some patterns and castings for a 55 amp alternator that was modified to generate 240 volts, click on the link to see the...
Feb 12, 2012
wood stool with brass castings
I made this stool for my granddaughter.
..My wife wanted wood, But I just had to add some metal! ...
Feb 7, 2012
First attempt at induction heating
I had a go at modifying a computer power supply so it will heat up a soup can. It was amazing to watch it get to red hot in about 15 seconds. All I have to...
Feb 3, 2012
Re: first attempt at induction heating
Howard The work coil has 20 turns and is not cooled in any way. I have forgotten what the frequency was because I had to borrow a meter to measure it. I do not...
Feb 2, 2012
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Feb 1, 2012
A while back I had problems with ingots sticking to the ingot mold,mainly with brass and bronze. I found a coating that is simple to apply. Click onto the link...
Jan 27, 2012
Advice needed - problem machining fresh-cast "wheelium"
I sand cast a small part out of aluminum (actually "wheelium"
; which is supposed to be similar to A356 alloy). The surface finish of the cast part looked very...
Jan 24, 2012
Cast iron sand
I have just made another batch of cast iron molding sand and if anyone is interested there is a video on how to make it. Ernie. http://youtu.
Jan 19, 2012
shot maker plan
I wonder if there is available a plan to build a shot making machine. Sincerely Filippo...
Jan 17, 2012
Repairing green sand mold
Do any of you repair a green sand mold if it is broken? Most times I do not but having seen this video I might change my mind. http://youtu.
Jan 11, 2012
I did a furnace temperature check while melting cast iron last week. The last casting I poured did not fill up the mold and when the casting was removed from...
Jan 7, 2012
Re: Digest Number 3811
In a message dated 1/5/2012 3:03:01 A.M. Mountain Standard Time, hobbicast@yahoogrou
ps.com writes: LIke I said - its *really* simple. It just measures the...
Jan 6, 2012
pattern and core mold boxes
I stumbled onto this page looking for Halibrand rear end covers, thought I'd share these great pics of original wood patterns and the jigsaw puzzles that are...
Dec 30, 2011
Trial run a success- Bragging a bit
Hello Guys, First results out of my new foundry today. I did it in 2 melts as I didn't think there was enough metal to fill the second mold. The ventilation...
Dec 27, 2011
Drescher 3 Can you give me a bit more info on how you analyized that strange brass alloy on your web site video Ernie...
Dec 24, 2011
Changing steel into cast iron
I did an experiment using mild steel punchings and ball bearing races plus crushed coke in a crucible to see if the steel would absorb enough carbon so it...
Dec 20, 2011
hello all, if anybody is in need of original parts from a emco pc5 I just upgraded to new kl4030 controllors,
C11g BOB new power supplies and did away with...
Dec 7, 2011
Hi All How to make Aluminum Shots? Narayana...
Dec 5, 2011
I have been getting messages lately advertising and asking members to join "Linkin"
. I hope none of you are intentionally sending those messages. I for one DO...
Dec 3, 2011
New video of burner build...Kerosene, oil, propane
I took a video of me building a burner from start to lighting it in the furnace. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.
v=EvgsThjWia4 Dave D...
Dec 3, 2011
skull casting...shifting knob
I finally made the shifting knob that I had made with brass again...this time using aluminum so it is much lighter. Here is the updated page...the update is...
Nov 25, 2011
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