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: Been thinking about it for years... Fulmen, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    2. Forum suggestions

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      Latest: deleting unwanted posts... Zapins, Jul 17, 2020
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    3. Forum News

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      Latest: Editing posts DavidF, Dec 4, 2019
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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: Lionel Furnace Build 509Maker, Oct 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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    3. Burners and their construction

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      Latest: Fasted58's Propane burner build FishbonzWV, Oct 26, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    4. Sand Mullers

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      Latest: simpson muller (intensive mixer) from 1946 Al2O3, Oct 28, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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  3. Casting practices

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

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      Latest: Sand molding and iron casting in India Billy Elmore, Oct 30, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: Kiln Controller Options? Al2O3, Oct 21, 2020
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    3. Lost foam casting

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      Latest: First skull attempt Zapins, Sep 24, 2020
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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: Gun parts from steel TRYPHON974, Sep 14, 2020
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Think This Process Will Work? Aaron M, Oct 23, 2020
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    6. Investment casting Ceramic shell method

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      Latest: Boiling out Ceramic Shell rocco, Oct 27, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    7. Pattern making

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      Latest: Easy Plaque Patterns HT1, Oct 24, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    8. Die casting

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      Latest: Toying with die casting PatJ, Oct 27, 2017
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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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  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: Lathe for sale!!! Stevan, Oct 20, 2020
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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: A new Swivel shooting bench Stevan, Oct 12, 2020
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    2. CNC machining projects

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      Latest: The sleeping beauty Petee716, Oct 6, 2020
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    3. Model engines

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      Latest: Little cast-iron engine Barry Booth, Jul 2, 2020
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    4. 3D Printing

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      Latest: free 3D flask Pattern Melterskelter, Oct 27, 2020 at 7:29 AM
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    5. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: Sil-bronze Sink! Peedee, Oct 28, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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