Home Casting Video

Discussion in 'Home Foundry & Casting Projects' started by cobra428, Oct 22, 2009.

Help Support HMEM by donating:

  1. Oct 22, 2009 #1

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    I found this on U Tube

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYZOTt9zTv0[/ame]

    Tony
     
  2. Oct 23, 2009 #2

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    Diymania,
    Yep, I thought it was a pretty good intro to casting for the non casters. I think I'd rather just buy a set. Hats off to the guys who do it. But it's not my cup of tea.
    Tony

     
  3. Oct 23, 2009 #3

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    I meant to put this in my first post. He puts in a core that looks to be cast iron. Closes the mold, pours, removes from the sand. Now you have iron wrapped with aluminum??? Whats next???
    Any casting guys please help with my ignorance. I design plastic injection molds for the past ....years at the job. I'm just not scratch.gif :shrug:.
    Tony
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 #4

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    Diymania,
    Thank you my friend. I thought I was going crazy. So, thats why it didn't fall apart with the rest of the sand.
    Tony
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 #5

    cfellows

    cfellows

    cfellows

    Well-Known Member Project of the Month Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,891
    Likes Received:
    704
    Great videos. Been there and done that. It's a lot of work, but when you have more time than money, it's well worth the effort.

    Chuck
     
  6. Oct 23, 2009 #6

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    cfellows,
    I would burn the house down if I tried that :big:
    Tony
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 #7

    ChooChooMike

    ChooChooMike

    ChooChooMike

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    13
    Very nice set of DIY video's ! I did a little bit of AL casting in a class at the local community college, so can easily follow along with what he's doing. Very cool !!
     
  8. Oct 23, 2009 #8

    Krown Kustoms

    Krown Kustoms

    Krown Kustoms

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    2
    Very informative.
    I saw someone use a core made with cooking molassas and sand. (im not sure the process, it was ready when I got there)
    It worked great but the smell was almost unbearable.
    -B-
     
  9. Oct 23, 2009 #9

    Metal Mickey

    Metal Mickey

    Metal Mickey

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    6
    This post has cost me quite a bit! Both time and money :mad:

    When I watched the video and checked the availability of his choice of furnace lining I plunged into a project I have wanted to do for more than 18 months. I will post a separate thread of my build not to hijack yours though.

    It has not been without its problems but over the weekend I hope to have made the biggest part of the furnace and then I will be ;D So in the end its a big thanks to you for the video.

    MM
     
  10. Oct 23, 2009 #10

    Artie

    Artie

    Artie

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    7
    as a 'caster' of molten metal I thoroughly enjoyed the series. He is a talented man (I think anyway).
     
  11. Oct 23, 2009 #11

    cobra428

    cobra428

    cobra428

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    1
    ChooChooMike, Krown Kustoms, Metal Mickey, Artie,
    Glad you enjoyed it. Once and awhile I'm good for something. I think the metal casting thing goes back to our childhood's. I was more of a swing and monkey bar kind of guy but not to keen on the sand box.

    Tony
     
  12. Oct 23, 2009 #12

    Krown Kustoms

    Krown Kustoms

    Krown Kustoms

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    2
    I didn't "dig" sand either :big:
    I cast occasionally and it shows. :mad:
    -B-
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page