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Damp molds ( observation and question)
Hello Guys, I've had an open mold and several closed molds waiting for me to get around to doing a melt. The open mold requires a core before closing. I like...
Mar 13, 2013
Group Owner ( infected email from Yahoo accounts)
There has been an increasing problem with Yahoo Mail accounts being hijacked. There are a few simple rules to help minimize this problem. The first of...
Mar 12, 2013
OT: Looking for Dore Westbury Mill construction book
Hi Guys Greetings! I would like to get the manual of Dore Westbury construction book. Wonder anyone would be kind to send me the scan PDF or leads to the...
Mar 11, 2013
@Stan, thanks! Who'd of thunk you could get aluminum ingots from a foundry? :D I just got back from buying 50lb of 713 from a local foundry for $2/lb. I don't...
Mar 9, 2013
713 alloy (tenzaloy)
Hello, I live near Oklahoma City and was wondering how and where I would go about obtaining tenzaloy? It seems like the perfect thing for me because I need...
Mar 5, 2013
moving and selling stuff
If you are in the Southern Cal. area, I'm moving to Texas and don't intend to move my large machinery. I have a Miller 330 AB/P TIG welder, a Maskiner Mill...
Mar 5, 2013
about tin ?
Hi, I realize you guys have probably been asked a thousand time, but I am new to this and don't understand. What is the tin cans and bear caps made of, is it...
Mar 3, 2013
Inspired (as usual) by our shared insanity i've been randomly alloying the al i cast. MOST of what i use now is from cylinder heads etc but with some stuff...
Mar 2, 2013
Furnace Build Log
Greetings, I see people posting and contacting me from time to time how to build a small furnace. I documented the whole furnace build last time I built a...
Feb 28, 2013
g.com has been updated
Hi, If interested I have updated my metalcasting website with some new pages. Visit the homepage and click on the new links near the top of the page; ...
Feb 27, 2013
Vortex burner safety
Vortex Burners Warning: All fan-blown burners have a greater risk of backfire—through the fan instead of proper combustion through the flame nozzle—than...
Feb 26, 2013
What is under the silver plating?
While browsing my local thrift shop I found a couple of silverplated pieces. It got me wondering, what is under the silverplate? Any one ever cut up a piece or...
Feb 23, 2013
Does anybody know of any low temp castable "yellow metals"
, or of colorants that can be used to give a coppery color to something like aluminum or zamak (other...
Feb 22, 2013
one time bronze pour
My project involves two small parts, only about a pound total, and I'm toying with the idea of making a small reverb style furnace (no crucible), the burner...
Feb 18, 2013
need info on melting 660 bearing bronze
hi guys - i want to know what the proper procedure is for melting 660 bearing bronze - i want to melt scrap into ingots - thanks fred...
Feb 13, 2013
book for sale
iorn castihgs handbook 831 pages $30...
Feb 11, 2013
OT: Stanley 150 mitre box photos needed
Hi Guys I'm sure in your pattern making do come across the use of Stanley 150 mitre box to get straight cuts...is there anyway the owner of Stanley 150 take...
Feb 8, 2013
cast iron baseplate
Hi everyone. I have started a new model project and this the first casting for it. Have a look at the video http://youtu.
Jan 28, 2013
Balanced marine steering cylinder
a Balanced marine steering cylinder is what you are looking for. Google it. They must be a "pass through" like you want because a steering cylinder on a boat...
Jan 25, 2013
I've been contemplating a shop press project that is rather unique. The press consists of a set of legs on the floor to support it, and a vertical post, with...
Jan 25, 2013
Match Plate and Core Sand Patterns
My latest adventure has been trying to make a rim chuck, which is like a camera lens iris with fingers. Part one is a back plate for the font disc to rotate. ...
Jan 15, 2013
Navy Pattern making book??
Hi all, Did anyone know or find out if the US navy produced a pattern making book as asked about by Joe Harralson some days ago. Just wondering. It'd be extra...
Jan 15, 2013
Owner of Craftsman/Atlas/
Covel power hacksaw
Dear all I wish to seek help from owner of Craftsman/Atlas/
Covel power hacksaw. I need to view the main gear part no. 341-301 I'm making a mini-power...
Jan 11, 2013
ingate / outgate
Happy new year everyone! I've been hobbicasting for about 6/7 months now, and I'm looking for any sort of rule of thumb for the size of the ingate/outgate...
Jan 8, 2013
.book for sale
iron casting handbook 831 pages of info published by the iron castings society inc, 1981 $50 + shipping ray mueller 314-989-9650...
Jan 5, 2013
Jan 5, 2013
casting aluminum spheres (balls)
Hi all! Merry Christmas! I am brand new to this group and for that matter... home metal casting. As an additional source of income (todays economy bites) I...
Dec 30, 2012
Compressing sand with a press?
Some of my friends have been interested in the option of packing casting sand (we're using an oil sand purchased from a local aluminum foundry) with a...
Dec 26, 2012
Reil burner with Tweco tip mod
I'm building a Reil style burner with the Tweco 14T mig tip. I have seen some people drill the 1/8" supply tube into a 2" close nipple screwed into the bell...
Dec 24, 2012
Melting Cast Iron
While I have only cast simple items in cast, I have had good results. I followed Ruperts advice to add charcoal to the CI, and it made a marked improvement in...
Dec 22, 2012
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