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5499Re: [hobbicast] Cast Iron

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  • Geoff
    Aug 7, 2001
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      hi, i'm in Crystal River, Fl. Where are you? Just geoff <><
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ray Brandes <rvb@...>
      To: <hobbicast@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 6:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Cast Iron


      > Marvin,
      > Where are you that it is so hot?
      > -Ray, in Florida
      >
      > Marvin wrote:
      >
      > > How much should I allow for shrinkage on cast iron parts? I have
      > > cast some aluminum but nothing important so I never worry about
      > > shrinkage.
      > >
      > > 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
      > > sholder.
      > >
      > > Marvin
      > >
      > > Please visit our sponsor: Budget Casting Supply
      > > http://budgetcastingsupply.com/
      > >
      > > The Home Foundrymen's Association website may be found here:
      http://members.nbci.com/HWilkinson/
      > > It includes member project pages & links
      > >
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      >
      > Please visit our sponsor: Budget Casting Supply
      > http://budgetcastingsupply.com/
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      > The Home Foundrymen's Association website may be found here:
      http://members.nbci.com/HWilkinson/
      > It includes member project pages & links
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