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  1. metal

    Foundry practice; a text book for executives, molders, students and apprentices (1929)
    https://archive.org/details/foundrypracticet00palm

    Modern Iron Foundry Practice (1902)
    https://archive.org/details/modernironfound01balegoog
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  2. Steam burnout kiln

    Can anyone point me in the direction to a place where I might find out about building a large steam burnout kiln to de wax ceramic shell molds??
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  3. Metal Shop

    This is a blog about starting a backyard foundry from virtually nothing.

    'Nothing' includes this shop and area outside.
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    I will be putting a slab of concrete in front of this shop building where I can install the foundry and sand casting area.


    This sketch shows the layout of the foundry shopClick image for larger version. 

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    The fire feed provides heat for the charcoal kiln (retort) or ...

    Updated 04-17-2014 at 03:36 PM by AlPuddle

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  4. MAF Adapter - start to finish

    I wanted to make a cast aluminum MAF adapter for my SR20DE engine. Most of the aftermarket adapters available are plastic and flimsy, and overtime will fail due to heat cycling. So I made a pattern to cast from.

    A bit of luan for the base, an offcut from a soup can for the tube section, and some durhams water putty to add draft and girth.

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  5. Epic Plastic injection molder project

    ive stated making some patterns to get this project started
    so the complete plans have not been drawn , just a bunch of parts in cad
    so im going with an 8inch air ram for injection force , and a 25mm auger for the Heating / mixing stage
    the auger will be driven by a 1200oz/in stepper with a 8:1 gearbox , full speed should make 120rpm , = 1 horsepower

    so the basic design is below
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