5494Re: [hobbicast] Cast Iron
- Aug 7, 2001Marvin,
Where are you that it is so hot?
-Ray, in Florida
> How much should I allow for shrinkage on cast iron parts? I have
> cast some aluminum but nothing important so I never worry about
> But now I am designing patterns for all the cast parts for a 3/8"
> scale Waterloo Boy tractor and shrinkage is important.
> I have been trying to build a home hobby machine shop but the weather
> is just too hot to work outside for long so I have been playing with
> a QuickCad program trying to learn how to do drafting on my puter
> and design some patterns. Draft is no problem if I scale the parts
> down correctically as they already have plenty of draft.
> If it ever cools down and I get the shop finished I will build my gas
> fired foundry and try some cast iorn casting.
> I am finding that having fun and trying to keep busy now that I am
> retired is a lot of work, but it's fun, no Boss watching over my
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