The Home Foundry

  1. Forum Suggestions and News

    Have a suggestion on how to improve the forum? Post it here!
    1. New member introductions

      Introduce yourself here, and tell us a little about yourself and you casting experience.
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      Latest: Hello From Austin Texas Austin-T, Dec 6, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    2. Forum suggestions

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    3. Joining the forum

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      Latest: Joining the forum DavidF, Oct 21, 2021
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    4. Halloween Casting contest

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      Latest: Halloween casting Jason, Aug 25, 2020
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  2. Foundry Construction

    Here you will find what it takes to build a working home foundry
    1. Furnaces and their construction

      Build threads on the construction of home foundry furnaces
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      Latest: Molded Ceramic Fiber Smoking Shoe, Dec 6, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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      Latest: Flask Purchase Eugene Elstein, Nov 30, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    3. Burners and their construction

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      Latest: Melt time? 0maha, Nov 30, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    4. Sand Mullers

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  3. Casting practices

    A place to post how you made your castings
    1. Sand Casting

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      Latest: C-clamp thumb screw Melterskelter, Dec 5, 2021 at 5:10 PM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: cost of RTV silicone rubber Mantrid, Dec 6, 2021 at 1:58 PM
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    3. Lost foam casting

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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: Turbine Engine Mid Frame BattyZ, Dec 6, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Stacked Plaster mold DavidF, Dec 3, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    6. Investment casting Ceramic shell method

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      Latest: First time use of SuspendaSlurry. John Gaertner, Dec 6, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    7. Pattern making

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      Latest: HT1's Pattern Library HT1, Nov 25, 2021
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    8. Castings, finishing/ repair/ and patina's

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      Latest: Brass cracks when rolling HT1, Nov 5, 2021
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    9. Die casting

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      Latest: Casting a minature coffee pot mytwhyt, Oct 27, 2021
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  4. General foundry chat

    Have questions or just want to start a chat, do it here. Postings in this are will be deleted after 60 days of inactivity!!!
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      Latest: Iron Pot Factory Meteor Monowatt, Dec 5, 2021 at 10:20 PM
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  5. Buy Sell Trade

    Have something to sell of looking to buy, post it here. If you are looking for services or to have a part cast see the request casting services forum
    1. Buy Sell Trade

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      Latest: Mull-All Muller Auction Eugene Elstein, Dec 4, 2021 at 7:48 AM
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  6. Request casting services

    Need to have something cast? post your request here
    1. Request casting service

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    1. Metal casting projects

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      Latest: Today was the day vincent, Nov 23, 2021
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    2. CNC machining projects

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      Latest: Effer, a spare parts story. BattyZ, Dec 6, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    3. Model engines

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      Latest: Engine runs .... Sawyer massey, Jul 20, 2021
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    4. Black smithing projects

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    5. 3D Printing

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      Latest: free 3D flask Pattern Tobho Mott, Nov 3, 2021
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    6. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: PRR stove DaveZ, Oct 19, 2021
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