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    I think I need to do this as well. Mine is making...

    I think I need to do this as well. Mine is making loud sounds, and heating up sometimes. I was thinking about just buying a new shaft since it is only $26 for a fresh one.

    I found these...
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    Haha, unfortunately I didn't find anything else I...

    Haha, unfortunately I didn't find anything else I was looking for this time. We went through the garage and cleared it out so I already knew where things were from then.

    The other day I did find a...
  3. Good to see you finished. I'm looking forward to...

    Good to see you finished. I'm looking forward to the pours.

    Would you mind when you post embedding the photos into the post you made instead of, or in addition to, updating the first post. It...
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    First & foremost welcome. Second - is your...

    First & foremost welcome.

    Second - is your furnace called "thomas the tank engine" by any chance? You should paint it blue!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnrwM7vFn_U

    I'm very impressed...
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    What about moving the foundry stuff away from...

    What about moving the foundry stuff away from home a bit? Into a friend's property, a patch of property you might own in the woods far away etc?

    Anyone know what is involved in getting licensed to...
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    The image is kind of hard to see. Cracks might be...

    The image is kind of hard to see. Cracks might be from shrinking. Possibly because of the multiple rings, or that the metal was poured too hot.

    Brass smokes with white fumes as the zinc boils off....
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    That sucked. I bought a correct size bearing...

    That sucked. I bought a correct size bearing today from a local place (shocked they actually had some near by me). Cost me $15 for 1 bearing. Rip off but I wanted to finish fixing the sander.
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  8. I've got to agree. I used to alloy my own...

    I've got to agree. I used to alloy my own Si-bronze and often had casting defects because the Si didn't dissolve into the copper well enough. Frequently I'd get nearly pure copper pours. There were...
  9. It should melt copper alloys without insulation....

    It should melt copper alloys without insulation. Just the hard firebricks. Yes there will likely be some efficiency loss but it won't matter much, maybe just delay your pouring by 5 mins or so if...
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    Ugh. So I went to put the bearings in just now...

    Ugh. So I went to put the bearings in just now and realized one of the bearings has a 15.875 mm bore instead of 15 mm like I need. Irritating. Now I have to wait a week + for new bearings to arrive...
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    I used the stabilized liquid stuff so I heated up...

    I used the stabilized liquid stuff so I heated up the metal and the liquid to get the reaction. I noticed that over time the liquid stabilized stuff lost its potency completely and basically doesn't...
  12. These are the firebricks I used for my burnout...

    These are the firebricks I used for my burnout furnace. I used 22 of them which is more than you need for a large crucible (#16). They are 2.56 per brick and can be ordered and picked up at your...
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    Jag I like the patina. Looks good. When I use...

    Jag I like the patina. Looks good.

    When I use liver of sulfur it does the same thing. Goes black very quickly like 1-2 seconds. I hope you keep doing lost wax stuff. It is addicting.

    I...
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    Heh amen to that. If they kept us *occupied* more...

    Heh amen to that. If they kept us *occupied* more often we wouldn't have all this free time to come up with different ways to use their kitchen utensils...

    I'll be trying my hand at reclaiming wax...
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    When you need it, you can't find it! Always

    I'm trying to save some old video tapes onto my hard drive using a converter system I bought. However to make it work I need the original VCR player to play the tapes so the converter can capture the...
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    Yeah I finally bought more 6 years in. At that...

    Yeah I finally bought more 6 years in. At that point I still had about 20% of the binder left and 20% of the course sand left. With about 60% of the fine sand and maybe 10% of the wax so it could...
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    I drove 6 hrs each way to pick it up at one of...

    I drove 6 hrs each way to pick it up at one of the supply outlets for Remet's ceramic shell products. You'll need to order and call ahead to make sure they have it ready for you to pick up.

    It was...
  18. Thread: Eagle Statue

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    Mister ED - good good, I edited my first post to...

    Mister ED - good good, I edited my first post to have the new link in it as well.

    Hamilton - I'd like that too, there aren't too many metal casters in my area either so this forum has been...
  19. Thread: Eagle Statue

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    Jagboy69 - I like that idea. You'd think forum...

    Jagboy69 - I like that idea. You'd think forum photo size would increase over the years. 20 mb is like 3-4 full size photos.

    Robert - I reactivated my flickr account. I had stopped using it years...
  20. Thread: Eagle Statue

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    Unfortunately it looks like google photos has...

    Unfortunately it looks like google photos has purposely removed the direct image link to the photo so embedding isn't possible anymore. This is the link to the photo. how lame... I'll need to find...
  21. Fish did you use a #58 for your burner? I've...

    Fish did you use a #58 for your burner? I've heard a #57 bit is the way to go, not sure if there is anything to this or not, I just used it and didn't test out other sizes personally so I'd be...
  22. Found 2 different ones that are 48" long (8"...

    Found 2 different ones that are 48" long (8" longer than the one you linked). Would provide better ankle protection and if it is too long, you can always cut off the excess.
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  23. Caught me while I was editing my post. Reread it...

    Caught me while I was editing my post. Reread it I added a few things.

    Red hot probably means you can melt aluminum. It doesn't have that high of a melting point. It might take longer than with a...
  24. The gloves look good but you want a full length...

    The gloves look good but you want a full length apron. Metal is most likely to hit your legs, so you want something to stop that. Don't get the ones that strap on each leg - they suck and are easy to...
  25. Thread: Eagle Statue

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    Started adding feathers. Man this is a sloooow...

    Started adding feathers. Man this is a sloooow process. I'm making the feathers out of wax sheet that I cut using one of those paper cutter things with the giant blade arm. Then I just use a hot...
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