The Home Foundry

  1. Forum Suggestions and News

    Have a suggestion on how to improve the forum? Post it here!
    1. Support the forum by becoming a Banner Member

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      Latest: How to become a Banner Member OMM, Nov 6, 2020
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    2. New member introductions

      Introduce yourself here, and tell us a little about yourself and you casting experience.
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      Latest: Grateful HotRodTractor, Jan 22, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    3. Forum suggestions

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    4. Forum News

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      Latest: Editing posts DavidF, Dec 4, 2019
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    5. 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: Propane tank/fueled furnace build Billy Elmore, Jan 22, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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    3. Burners and their construction

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      Latest: Recommendations for a burner OMM, Jan 21, 2021 at 8:23 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: Help! Casting Defect Drove Me to Go Gray! Al2O3, Jan 21, 2021 at 5:15 AM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: Sprue a bracelet Help Scv, Jan 22, 2021 at 3:59 AM
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    3. Lost foam casting

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      Latest: Motorcycle Cylinder Sample Al2O3, Jan 20, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: small part in cast iron oldironfarmer, Jan 15, 2021
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Stacked Plaster mold Al2O3, Jan 20, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    6. Investment casting Ceramic shell method

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      Latest: Removing ceramic shell Jason, Jan 2, 2021
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    7. Pattern making

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      Latest: Core Making Supplies John Homer, Jan 22, 2021 at 7:42 AM
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    8. Die casting

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      Latest: Toying with die casting DavidF, Dec 1, 2020
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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: Foundry Tutorial Sticky Billy Elmore, Jan 22, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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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: Olivine foundry sand rocco, Jan 12, 2021
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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: Waterloo Sawyer massey, Dec 13, 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: Engine runs .... Tobho Mott, Dec 31, 2020
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    4. 3D Printing

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    5. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: 1/4 scale '41 Willys ESC, Jan 14, 2021
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