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Old 08-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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I attend an annual car meet. Last year was our first attempt at making some commemorative coins for people to take home. We did coins again this year, but I also threw in a couple random items to cast too. They were 3D printed in a wax filament, then investment cast in brass. This was our second time casting ever, so still much to improve, but still a very cool and rewarding experience.


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:28 PM   #2
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I like those, ive thought about casting, even know someone who would probably 3D print me some bits for me at not cost. Though because of the temperatures involved, I'm very cautious about casting, what set up did you use?? Any photos??


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I don't think I have any detailed pics of his forge or kiln. He bought a used evenheat kiln from a local high school that was upgrading their equipment. I had purchased some stainless steel casting flasks as well as a couple bread pans to hold the ultravest I got from Gesswein. We welded up a two person tong/clamp from scrap metal he had to hold the crucible for the pour. The forge was just some firebrick and a propane burner he made from pipe fittings. Not terribly efficient, but it did the job.
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Ok thanks for the extra info
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