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Discussion in 'Home Foundry & Casting Projects' started by cobra428, Oct 22, 2009.
I found this on U Tube
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.
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:.
Thank you my friend. I thought I was going crazy. So, thats why it didn't fall apart with the rest of the sand.
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.
I would burn the house down if I tried that :big:
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 !!
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.
This post has cost me quite a bit! Both time and money
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.
as a 'caster' of molten metal I thoroughly enjoyed the series. He is a talented man (I think anyway).
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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.
I didn't "dig" sand either :big:
I cast occasionally and it shows.
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