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    Please post here any links you have personally used for suppliers used for Foundry Construction.

    Let's leave other comments to a different thread. Just include a quick description of comments for the company. Thanks!

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    http://www.kentuckymudworks.com/- PH# 859-389-6817

    Very good source in kentucky area for Silica Sand,Fire Clay, Kaolin EPK and they can special order stuff like commercial refractory. very nice informitive people and prices are in line with other places for most part.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/ - decent clay bonded graphite crucible's. ordered a #6 and came to right at $40 with shipping. decent selection of other goodies but only got the crucible thus far.
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    http://www.axner.com/axner/materials/raw-materials.php
    My go-to for online ceramics supply. They're based in Florida if anybody's local, but shipping isn't too bad if you keep it under about 50 lbs. They have nearly everything, and prices are reasonable.

    http://www.beanbag.com/0refill.asp
    A source for the ever-elusive foam bead. I have an order of 11 cubic feet in the mail right now; when it gets here, I'll elaborate a bit. This is by far the cheapest source for these things that I've found, not least because they're based near me (in Ohio), and shipping is very high for these big boxes.

    Update: I received the beads (fast processing: I ordered on Sunday, and they arrived Tuesday). 11 cubic feet makes for a big box . . .




    The beads themselves have a few chunky pieces in them (which look suspiciously like regrind instead of virgin material, not that it matters much for foundry usage), but I didn't see anything big enough to have to be sieved out. Most of it is the very small stuff.

    http://www.lmine.com/Merchant2/merch...Code=crucibles
    I haven't actually ordered from here, but it's a reasonably-priced source of crucibles (far better prices than BCS).
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    http://www.riceindustriesinc.com/
    Rice Industries, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Bill & Carol Rice as a full service distributor to serve the metal casting industries in the upper Midwest. Our company has enjoyed continuous growth and we now serve a number of other industries and geographies. We offer products to foundries, die casters, prototypers, pattern shops, concrete plants and others. (Cut-n-pasted from their webpage)

    They don't have an online catalog, I just used email and asked questions. This is where I got RefCast3000 and I know they have insulative kaowool type fabrics. I'm sure they have other "stuff" but the refractory was all I enquired on.

    http://www.minnesotaclayusa.com/
    Haven't bought anything from them yet but they're within reasonable driving distance for me. They're in Edina, MN. That's Ee-die-nuh for you non-Minnesota types dere, you-betcha.
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    www.hwr.co.uk

    Harbison Walker Refractories.

    For anybody in the UK this is a great place. They've got hundreds of products and one of them is probably what you need. I've spoken to someone from here on the phone and also in person they were all very friendly. The products I bought/got given were good too.

    There is also an www.hwr.com for those in the US which offers the same products. In the US harbison walker seems to be merged NARCO and A.P. Green to form ANH refractories.

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    http://www.baileypottery.com/kilns/kilnmaterials.htm
    Great to deal with.

    http://refractory.elliscustomknifeworks.com/

    http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/Item.../FT3or128KG/M3

    http://www.lmine.com/Merchant2/merch...e=bud_graphite

    You need to take into consideration that Budget's prices all include shipping, after you figure shipping into other places prices Budget's arn't that bad and sometimes even better.
    http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/

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    Shipping isn't much of an excuse for this: http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/Sprue_Cutters.php

    . . . Especially not when ten cents' worth of sheetmetal will do the exact same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anon
    Shipping isn't much of an excuse for this: http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/Sprue_Cutters.php

    . . . Especially not when ten cents' worth of sheetmetal will do the exact same thing.
    Maybe it's electroplated with platinum
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    Look anywhere at sprue cutters and you'll find that, for whatever reason, they are expensive for what they are. There was a discussion about them once so I looked around the web and found that they can get a lot more expensive then that.

    welder19

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    Meiser Refractory Products Inc Fire Retrdnt Matrls
    1250 Bedford Ave Sw
    Canton, OH 44710 Map

    (330) 454-2414

    Doesn't mind the little guy coming in for 4 bags of Castable Refractory.
    Carries Mt. Savage Products, Ram, Castable, insulating, Bricks etc.

    http://www.mtsavage.com
    Great Website, lots of product info.

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