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    Flasks

    Has anyone found a source for professional Snap flasks and jackets, I have always seen hugga molds(SP?) I cannot find anything anymore save a rare used one. and I think it is time I invest some cash in flasks

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    If you have a welder you can make your own out of metal channel. Or, you can make them out of 2x's w/hinges, latches and guide pins (or key lock configurations). All utilizing scrap stuff we typically have lay'n around a shop.









    The possibilities are endless... even round flasks.
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    Try General Foundry for stripper snaps.

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    Have you ever had the sand fall apart during a pour when using a flask?
    How do you put weights on the sand without a flask around the sand?

    Am I missing the point on how to use them :?
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    try to find some kind of steel plate that is heavy, but will span across a larg section of the mold, distributing its weight evenly. Sometimes I use a piece of plywood thats big enough to span the whole mold with a weight on top of that. it keeps the sand flat without putting extra weight in the center...of course, I dont have a snap flask, just regular ones, but in theory should still work about the same...

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    Just like this...
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    after an extensive search i found this

    http://hinesflask.com/

    BTW using a snap flask without Jackets, is Very dangerous

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    Yep Hines are great snaps like I said try general foundry for "Stripper" snaps, pretty seriously widely used. As far as jackets you buy one and duplicate it.

    Murray
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    Quote Originally Posted by HT1
    after an extensive search i found this

    http://hinesflask.com/

    BTW using a snap flask without Jackets, is Very dangerous
    Hines flasks are AWESOME. Pricey, but they take a ton of abuse and just keep going. I've got 4 or 5 in various sizes.

    I used my 12x16 today:


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