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From a newbee. Which furnace is better for casting yellow brass. Electric or propane? Or does it make any difference? What is the best book and/or website for...
Nov 26, 2012
Helical tube cavity
Hi there fellow founders, I have an interesting idea. I'm a home brewer as well as a dabbler in the hot metal arts, and I've been thinking about counter-flow...
Nov 21, 2012
For those interested Lindsay books is shuting down, seems Lindsay is retiring. I just recieved my catlaog with the news! Cheers Wonk...
Nov 21, 2012
Just a metal casting wannabe here. I'm looking to get started on a 5 gallon overall sized furnace of the lifting body type. If anyone has some sketches or...
Nov 19, 2012
Hey guys! do any of you have any good references for melting metals. I'm just looking for a good reference/book/
experience) on what works for...
Nov 7, 2012
Hi every one I made a video about how I made a small furnace using propane to melt cast iron. Click onto the link to watch it http://youtu.
Oct 29, 2012
coal in NC I think for free
one of my friends is doing some demolition and needs to get rid of a whole silo of coal. I am sure some blacksmith or castor could use some. Here is a link...
Oct 28, 2012
Hip flask funnel for new sparkfun blown burners.
My funnels arrived today and I will be working on the best way to secure one to the sparkfun blower. At first thought I might try an 'O' ring to gasket the...
Oct 24, 2012
Aluminum Casting Grain Refiner TiBor Modifier Strontium | eBay
I bought some of these modifiers <http://cgi.
t; to try them out some time ago but kept forgetting to add some...
Oct 21, 2012
Trying to build my first furnace.
Hi Guys! I have finally started gathering the materials to build my first furnace. I have a 55 gallon steel drum. And I am now trying to figure out if I...
Oct 16, 2012
Re: [hobbicast] Article: Molten metal poured into ant nests to creat
Well after it cools... You could just use a pressure washer to flood it out of the clay... BIG mess... But what a conversation piece.... Sent from my Verizon...
Oct 15, 2012
Article: Molten metal poured into ant nests to create 3D architectur
This article from Wired Magazine is an interesting and original use for molten aluminum. The result is quite beautiful and interesting. Howard Molten metal...
Oct 14, 2012
Green sand molds for muffler
I made this video for anyone that is curious about how a green sand mold is made. In the first mold I use a reinforcing rod to stop the fragile greensand core...
Oct 12, 2012
aluminium casting for technical school
Hi, My name is Shonda, I'm a student at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Were are doing a engineering project, CAD modeling original...
Oct 9, 2012
I got my email resecurred / recovered after remote comtent compromis
I mistakenly allowed all remote comtent on my email client instead of only for a couple of sites that send email sales on computer equipment. I have sience...
Oct 7, 2012
Spray type mold release?
Folks, I'm casting a batch of air cooled heads with long deep closely spaced fins. In short, I'm having a hard time getting the pattern to release. I'm using...
Oct 3, 2012
Sorry guys. This slipped past. The message have been deleted. The member has been put on moderation until he gets his computer cleaned up. Bye the way, the...
Sep 27, 2012
I now remember why I quit this group before! not is it full of BS bu
Sep 27, 2012
Lost foam air/flame out
Greetings All, I've been doing some lost foam in greensand casting over the last few months. One of the projects I was attempting was to cast was some custom...
Sep 26, 2012
I've been building a vibrating polisher and just got it finished ...
Sep 26, 2012
DIY Clay Graphite Crucible.
I was looking for something completely unrelated, and youtube decided that I should watch this: www.youtube.
v=HuM4xSNX0no I really like his method of...
Sep 26, 2012
Lost PLA Casting
Greetings, I successfully did some lost PLA castings yesterday and thought I would share the results. My 3D printer can print PLA (which is a bio-plastic)
Sep 24, 2012
DIY Spectrometry Kit
category Looks pretty cool. I think it could be used to analyze metals with a...
Sep 23, 2012
Furnace & burner pictures for inspiration
I just rejoined this group and added some photos to show some examples of hobby furnaces. ...
Sep 20, 2012
This was posted on another group and thought you folks might like to see what happens in my shop. ...
Sep 12, 2012
My latest cast iron pour
It has been a while since I have done a cast iron pour, in this video there is a close up of my pouring trolley. It gives my back a rest when pouring larger...
Sep 8, 2012
My burner...oil, gas , diesel, wvo
Hello, I see we have been talking about oil burners. I made a video showing how I made my siphon burner...if you want to skip the build and see how it works,...
Aug 11, 2012
Foundry stuff for sale
I hope this is not off topic.... I have a rather extensive hobby foundry that I am getting too old to use. I am located in the pacific northwest (Corvallis,...
Aug 9, 2012
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Jul 18, 2012
Model turbine housing castings
I have just recently built a model turbo/generator from my castings and given it a test run Have a look at the video http://youtu.
Jul 13, 2012
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