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    I've collected a lot of foundry, and...

    I've collected a lot of foundry, and patternmaking related equipment over the years. Like many here, I started casting as a hobby, and it grew into a small business over time. Because foundry work is...
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    Petrobond, I do a lot of casting in the winter...

    Petrobond, I do a lot of casting in the winter months, and my foundry space is not heated. I have never had much luck working with greensand when the temps get below 32F, but maybe I was doing it...
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    Marine hardware castings

    Here is a quick casting job I worked on today for a customer that needed some marine hardware cast in a hurry. In the photo below you can see the originals. One has been media blasted in preparation...
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    Kelly, I run oil (waste and vegetable) and...

    Kelly,
    I run oil (waste and vegetable) and propane in the several furnaces I have here in the shop. I am afraid the specific math on some of this is beyond me, but I will agree that 100cfm for a...
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    Thanks Kelly, I just read through the thread....

    Thanks Kelly,
    I just read through the thread. This is definitely a piece of equipment that would help with pattern making. Great thread....
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    Kelly, Wow, fantastic work. The lid turned out...

    Kelly,
    Wow, fantastic work. The lid turned out great. I especially like your over arm router, and how you used it on this project. If you have time to start a separate thread, I would love to see...
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    I saw this equipment in person. It was part of...

    I saw this equipment in person. It was part of the foundry I visited in PA. It is not a muller, it is a custom made shake out system designed to break up the molds, deposit the sand back into the...
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    Zapins, The air fittings are just the quick...

    Zapins,
    The air fittings are just the quick disconnect fittings like you are using on your air compressor for your air hoses. You are correct, the red hose shown in the photo is the compressed air...
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    Zapins, For tubing I would recommend the product...

    Zapins,
    For tubing I would recommend the product I mentioned in my earlier post (see below)
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    Zapins, Here is a link to the spinner filter...

    Zapins,
    Here is a link to the spinner filter assembly

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prm-1211/overview/

    here is the tractor supply version
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    Zapins. Great job on the build, it looks...

    Zapins.

    Great job on the build, it looks really nice. With regards to the question of debris possibly left in the tank have you considered a filter? I also run a pressurized fuel system for all...
  12. Osborn Jolt/Squeeze molding machine parts diagram and operators manual

    Here is the parts diagram and operators manual for the squeeze machines I use here in the foundry. I have Osborn's but the information is relavant to several other models/brands of squeeze machines....
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    Sticky: 21002 Hopefully the photo helps a clear things...

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    Hopefully the photo helps a clear things up a little. I have a limited space to work, so everything in the shop is mobile. The incoming compressed air (red hose) feeds a manifold that is...
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    Sticky: The piece of equipment you are seeing is one of...

    The piece of equipment you are seeing is one of two Osborn Jolt/Squeeze machines that I have here in the foundry area. Please see the photos below.

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    I bought two of these, one being...
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    I did get permission from the seller to provide...

    I did get permission from the seller to provide his contact information if anyone has an interest in purchasing any foundry equipment. I can pm any interested parties the name and number of the man...
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    I'm not sure how good it looks, but it gets the...

    I'm not sure how good it looks, but it gets the job done, and thats what matters. The right equipment isn't always necessary, but it makes the work so much easier, and IMO more enjoyable. I have been...
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    Sticky: For this particular job I'm just using hand dies....

    For this particular job I'm just using hand dies. These are just being threaded to standard NPT sizes. I sized the matchplate to accommodate for shrinkage/contraction and can thread the castings...
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    Got it fixed, thanks....... - - - Updated - -...

    Got it fixed, thanks.......

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    I picked up the largest one, it weighed close to 60 or 70lbs. empty...
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    Heres a few more photos of the foundry. ...

    Heres a few more photos of the foundry.

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    Check out the size of those crucibles. I cannot imagine attempting to pour something that large on my own without help, regardless...
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    Sticky: Yesterday I worked on a matchplate for some small...

    Yesterday I worked on a matchplate for some small castings I needed to make to fulfill an order. The customer needed 30 of these so I thought the extra time making the matchplate was worth it.
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    Here are a few photos of a few pieces of...

    Here are a few photos of a few pieces of equipment I picked up while I was there.

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    I bought this muller to replace my current one. The one I was using has been patched,...
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    Visit to a small foundry in western PA

    I recently visited a small one man foundry in western PA. The man who had run the foundry had passed away 20 years ago. I was contacted by his widow inquiring if I would be interested in any of the...
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    Foundry Muller Craigslist

    https://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/tls/5930071139.html

    Saw this pop up on craigslist today. I had this very same model muller when I first started. I eventually upgraded to a larger piece of...
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    HT1, I am sure there may be others here that...

    HT1,
    I am sure there may be others here that work with patinas on a regular basis, and may be able to provide you with some inexpensive homemade patinas that you can use. I don't run into a need to...
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    pm sent.......

    pm sent.......
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