Re: Suppliers in Tampa?
- Here in Tampa we have some really fine sand. If you look around
the areas around the bay where there is a lot of runoff it will be
so fine that it looks dusty. My front yard looks like someone dumped
bags of sugar in the yard after a heavy rain. It washes down through
the grass and will cause open patches in the yard. Petro Bond is
probably better for my novice self but with all the sand here I cant
beat the price of green sand. Im just devising a method for mixing
the stuff. I think if I get a gear motor from allelectronics.com or
one of those surplus places it will work pretty good. I can bolt the
shaft to the middle of a plastic bucket with a lid and use a couple
roller blade wheels on the bottom to let them support it.
--- In email@example.com, sandiego@s... wrote:
> ... no green sand can touch using a good oil bond sand. ....
> Having been in the non-ferrous foundry business for 20+ years, I'd
> have to say that neither has an advantage as far as reproducing
> Green Sand is far easier and less expensive to work with, so it
> our choice.
> Petrobond is popular with the less-experienced, but it costs more
> I used to get sand for free. I went to the city office here (San
> Diego) and asked for a permit to clean sidewalks. They were
> and thought I was some nut, but gave me a letter of
> Then I cruised the streets in canyons of ancient sea beds (most of
> the 20's era city was built around them) looking for places where
> rrain had eroded the hillsides and deposited silt on the
> I could get 4-5 yards in a couple of hours. Run it through a
> riddle, temper it up and had the competitors scratching their
> I do the same thing now on a much smaller scale for my home shop.
> Still can't be beat.