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    Yeah, sounds a lot like my latest project! I got...

    Yeah, sounds a lot like my latest project! I got some great ideas for the blank plaque I cast to use as a pattern from Fishonzwva's posts here. Definitely worth searchng for that...

    You can...
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    I'm almost afraid to ask what the job was... ...

    I'm almost afraid to ask what the job was... Almost. So what the heck job was that for?!

    Jeff
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    Well, the local rumour is she was actually living...

    Well, the local rumour is she was actually living in a hotel in downtown Ottawa for most of her husband's run as PM, so anything is possible I suppose...

    Jeff
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    https://globalnews.ca/news/3928191/tv-host-faces-s...

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3928191/tv-host-faces-social-media-backlash-after-posting-photos-with-cougar-he-killed-in-alberta/amp/

    You guys see this one? Guy kills a big cougar in a legal hunt,...
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    Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year! Jeff

    Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year!

    Jeff
  6. I guess that is where that "as cool as you can...

    I guess that is where that "as cool as you can get away with" comes into play - if the casting lacks th anticipated detail, you didn't get away with pouring it that cool! :)

    But I have zero...
  7. That seems to be a good general rule, I've often...

    That seems to be a good general rule, I've often read that for best results (smoother finish, less shrink etc.), you should pour as cool as you can get away with and still fill the mold. What I've...
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    I can still see HT1's pics there by...

    I can still see HT1's pics there by clicking/tapping on the "please upgrade your account" thumbnail, it's annoying to ha e to do that, but the pictures are not completely gone...

    Jeff
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    It's Foundry Joe, isn't it? Jeff

    It's Foundry Joe, isn't it?

    Jeff
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    Ok that's great to hear, I hadn't decided what...

    Ok that's great to hear, I hadn't decided what type of glue to use yet. Thanks again!
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    The downside is, although your.back will thank...

    The downside is, although your.back will thank you, you're most likely looking at chucking all the SS sand out after you pour one mold, whereas with greensand it is reusable again and again...
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    Ack! Double post! Jeff Edit - may as well...

    Ack! Double post!

    Jeff

    Edit - may as well put this space to good use where it wont show up in new posts and get people all excited thinking I might have actually gotten anything done: here's a...
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    Hope you are all enjoying a safe and happy...

    Hope you are all enjoying a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends.

    I've had no chance to pour the house numbers yet, but I do have the numbers all painted up and ready to glue on....
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    It's not -50 here but it sure is cold... 23010...

    It's not -50 here but it sure is cold...

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    Too cold to try and figure out how to thaw out my sand, as it would involve spending at least a few minutes out there with it!

    Jeff
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    When my uncle was half joking about throwing a...

    When my uncle was half joking about throwing a poisoned steak over the fence for the neighbour's noisy dog, his then-wife asked, completely seriously, "but how will you get him to throw himself onto...
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    This was under the tree waiting for me this...

    This was under the tree waiting for me this morning:

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    Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all of our members and their families, stay safe guys!

    Jeff
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    The rule is, the country on the south side of the...

    The rule is, the country on the south side of the wall has to pay for its construction, I'm sure I heard that somewhere... :)

    Don't get me started on daylight savings time, I heard it was...
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    My molding bench's sand bin is half of a plastic...

    My molding bench's sand bin is half of a plastic 55g barrel, I copied cae2100 AKA Chirpy's Tinkerings' bench and I'm really happy with it. So it's not metal, but I don't think those wires get as hot...
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    My pix got hit by the photoducats fiasco too, we...

    My pix got hit by the photoducats fiasco too, we all feel your pain. My strategy for dealing with it was to go back to my AA-hosted uploads, cull all the least useful pix, and be more selective...
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    I hear you there, I've got family staying with me...

    I hear you there, I've got family staying with me for the holidays which is very nice, but all the prep we had to do for their visit (trying to tidy up the house faster than the kids could mess it up...
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    Starting to look like a furnace! :) Can't wait...

    Starting to look like a furnace! :)

    Can't wait to see it all fired up...

    Jeff
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    Open faced molds aren't the way either, you may...

    Open faced molds aren't the way either, you may not get all the corners filled properly and the top side of the mold will get a bunch of shrink on it without a cope (top mold half) and a sprue/gating...
  23. I like your ent sculpture, cool stuff! We...

    I like your ent sculpture, cool stuff!

    We have another member here who sculpts fantasy stuff, Talespinner. He sculpts 28mm gaming miniatures using different epoxy putties such as "green stuff"...
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    Hadn't fully thought it through yet, but was...

    Hadn't fully thought it through yet, but was thinking the ice dam wire idea might be the sort of thing I'd plug in only just enough in advance, however long that is. Most likely only for occasional...
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    I've got long heating wire that's meant for...

    I've got long heating wire that's meant for attaching to the lower section of one's roof to keep ice dams from forming in winter. You've got me thinking about plugging it in and burying it in my...
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