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Forum: General foundry talk

The discussion of your general foundry activities. Feel free to mention successes, failures or even ask questions and share photos!

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: what did you do in your foundry today?

    There is an ongoing thread in another forum I use: what did you do with your motorbike today? It's fun to know what other people are doing. I will...

    Started by president of pyromania‎, 03-27-2012 03:07 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: let's chat

    Anon said he can make this thread sticky so it is easily accessed...or even imbed the chat here..but for now, here is the link to chat:...

    Started by metalshop‎, 02-21-2013 07:21 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Need a decent pyrometer. Can one be had around $200.00?

    I've checked Amazon, E-Bay, Omega Instruments. Amazon and eBay have the less than worthless cheap-o's, and Omega has about 4,000 different ones. The...

    Started by Voyeurger‎, 05-01-2012 05:55 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Sign up for the Forum!!!

    UPDATE: For the new forums, sign-up procedure has changed. Just sign up like normal and you will be directed to complete a CAPTCHA, which should keep...

    Started by Adam Ziegler‎, 07-20-2007 01:33 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Jolt squeeze moulding machine

    I'm going to start making one of these tomorrow but having never actually seen one except in videos or pics I'm not sure on a couple of things. I get...

    Started by demag‎, 03-28-2013 10:20 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Hall of Fame (Threads with incredibly useful information)

    Below are threads which contain exceptional amounts of useful information about a topic. If you're new to this forum and looking for information, one...

    Started by Anon‎, 12-15-2008 04:38 AM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Post Pictures

    Can I post Images? (from the OLD FAQ) Short version: you can't upload pictures here, but you can link to them, and have them show up. Some...

    Started by joel‎, 01-11-2011 04:56 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Industrial Flavoring

    What the hell, here it comes......Yes....The Molding of yet another Buckle.

    Started by Murray‎, 07-19-2007 08:06 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Foundry Tutorial Book

    NOTE: This thread is intended to contain the book only. Please do not post. The discussion thread is available here. Update: I've attached a...

    Started by Anon‎, 08-04-2008 08:44 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Etiquette/Expectations/FAQ (New users please read!)

    If you're new here, following the recommendations of this thread will ease your passage into the community of BYMCers. This is a very relaxed...

    Started by Anon‎, 04-02-2009 08:40 PM
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  1. Go to first new post Silica crucible

    I'm fairly new to casting. I've done some lead casting using an empty food tin, gas stove and a plaster mould, but interested in doing some brass...

    Started by surfdabbler‎, Yesterday 05:31 AM
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  2. General Motors lost foam engine casting

    How the big guys do lost foam casting http://www.sfsa.org/tutorials/eng_block/GMBlock.pdf

    Started by bob ward‎, 04-21-2014 04:31 PM
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    04-21-2014, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Getting Teens Involved

    I just wanted to share this with those who may have some extra time on their hands. I am starting a club just North of Knoxville, TN for teens that...

    Started by lockdownking‎, 04-21-2014 01:59 AM
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  4. Tell me if this would work for a crucible

    I am having a hard time trying to find a homemade crucible to melt aluminum. I am planning on using solar power and fresnel lens combined with...

    Started by lockdownking‎, 04-21-2014 12:07 AM
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  5. First time melt with my caveman rig.

    Hey guys I thought I'd post some pic's of the hole in the ground furnace I made with your help. This is the rig I made to get the air under the...

    Started by dennism‎, 04-20-2014 01:13 AM
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    04-21-2014, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  6. Freeform Casting a working engine in under an hour

    Hi, I've got a question to the forum: Does anyone want to functional engine parts and other parts in an hour? I'm developing a desktop 3D...

    Started by theZephramCochrane‎, 04-17-2014 05:28 PM
    desktop foundry, diy foundry, freeform casting
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    04-20-2014, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  7. demags rocker cover fitted

    As most of you know my mate john is makeing alloy rocker covers for the fwd fiesta xflow . Today the posty dropped me a nice surprise package ...

    Started by jonny nitro‎, 03-31-2012 05:50 PM
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  8. I'm a movie star! (Kinda-sorta...)

    Just thought you folks would like to see a slice of my foundry, I got re-connected with the Lombard log hauler restoration project at Leonard's Mill...

    Started by OddDuck‎, 11-04-2013 03:11 AM
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  9. Hole in the ground furnace questions.

    Hey guys. I've been reading old posts and soaking in as much info in as I can. I also read some of Anon's online book (thanks by the way for putting...

    Started by dennism‎, 04-15-2014 03:02 PM
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    04-16-2014, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Greensand grains stick to patterns issue

    It was time to make more green sand so I bought real foundry sand and bentonite and have this problem. I've used it today for the second time, still...

    Started by _3D_‎, 04-15-2014 07:52 PM
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    04-16-2014, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  11. How to calculate weight of rammed sand

    I need help calculating the weight of sand in a flask. I'm tired of myself and one other guy lifting this thing it's heavy. I'm looking at building...

    Started by jerrysellers‎, 04-08-2014 09:35 PM
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    04-14-2014, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  12. Tiny crack reason enough to pitch crucible

    I have a fairly newish fire clay crucible that will hold up to 12 pounds of bronze. Bronze is what I've used it for exclusively over the past four...

    Started by roykirk‎, 04-10-2014 05:38 PM
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  13. Magnesium

    Hi all My hobby has been on the back burner . But I have been collecting my lead for the summer melting of bars. Safety question I have been...

    Started by copper head‎, 02-02-2014 09:53 PM
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  14. alternative oil sand materials

    Hello I posted this on the wanted/ for sale forum, but then realized i should probably have put it here. I am a complete newbie, and have not...

    Started by maniacal_engineer‎, 02-15-2014 02:55 PM
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    california, cheap, oil clay, oil sand
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  15. First try at lost wax...

    Photos are shoddy…but so is my phone. I am going to Jr. Prom at my high school and my prom date does not know what to wear for a necklace so I am...

    Started by GreySpark‎, 04-06-2014 07:19 PM
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  16. And then enters GerascoPhobia

    Hey all, Longtime reader First time poster! I began being interested in metalcasting five years ago and I finally melted and made a few Al muffins...

    Started by GerascoPhobia‎, 04-03-2014 01:32 AM
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    04-07-2014, 07:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Another New Guy With Questions

    Greetings, I'm new to metal casting and in fact I knew nothing about it four months ago. Since then I have read everything I can about the process....

    Started by FishbonzWVa‎, 04-03-2014 07:26 PM
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  18. Anyone have a Vontorne style muller?

    As the title implies, I have a Vontorne style muller. Got it cranked up today, trying to get my sand in condition. I had 2 batches made up last year....

    Started by chucketn‎, 04-05-2014 07:39 PM
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  19. Gorton Machinery 8,000 pound surface plate for sale on EBay

    Really damn interesting. Read the inscription on the ID plate in last photo of the ad. Wow....

    Started by Voyeurger‎, 04-03-2014 06:31 PM
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    04-04-2014, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  20. Melting and recasting stainless?

    Hello, all (and please pardon me if I landed this in the wrong forum)- I am looking to melt and recast a small block of scrap metal (about 8.6oz,...

    Started by SCI-FI‎, 03-02-2014 02:35 AM
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    04-03-2014, 02:24 AM Go to last post

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