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    Pete, It's been a while since I checked but I...

    Pete,
    It's been a while since I checked but I think the high alumina variety was around 90% and the standard alumina was about 65%. The temperature ratings were about the same for both. Sounds like...
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    Pete, I've used blu-ram for a long time. Both of...

    Pete,
    I've used blu-ram for a long time. Both of my larger furnaces were constructed of firebrick inside steel shells, with blue-ram as the "hot face" so to speak. It takes a lot of abuse, and if...
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    Thanks for sharing, really interesting stuff. I...

    Thanks for sharing, really interesting stuff. I really like the way the gearbox is indexed differently for each of the internal Babbitt pours.
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    Kelly, The bearing assembly is for a 36" H.B....

    Kelly,
    The bearing assembly is for a 36" H.B. Smith bandsaw that I have here in the shop. H.B. Smith was a prominent name in wood working in the mid to late 1800's and at one point, carried a large...
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    I should also mention for anyone else following...

    I should also mention for anyone else following along, that although the "professional" damming compound is very nice to use, it is not necessary. In a pinch, or on a budget, you can use water putty...
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    The windmill bearings sound really interesting. I...

    The windmill bearings sound really interesting. I confess I know nothing about windmills at all. Do you have any photos of some of your past projects? Magnolia is very much still in business and...
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    I get my oil from a company called lubrication...

    I get my oil from a company called lubrication specialties corporation.

    http://www.steamenginelube.com/

    The guy that runs this outfit is top notch. He has fantastic customer service and can...
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    I used a lead based Babbitt for this application....

    I used a lead based Babbitt for this application. The brand name is magnolia anti friction metal. The bandsaw in question is on the low end of the scale with regards to load and rpm's. For higher rpm...
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    Babbitt bearing work

    Not sure if this is the correct section for this but I thought I would share, mods feel free to move this if needed. I worked on repouring the main bearing for my bandsaw today. I know this is not...
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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...
  21. 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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