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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    2. New member introductions

      Introduce yourself here, and tell us a little about yourself and you casting experience.
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      Latest: Lou from OH Lou, Jun 4, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    3. Forum suggestions

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      Latest: Stickies for the various methods. HT1, Jul 6, 2019
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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: 2019 edition? Jason, Nov 16, 2019
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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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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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      Latest: Tapered End Mills for Pattern Making Melterskelter, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    3. Burners and their construction

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      Latest: Best Burner For Larger Furnace Melterskelter, Jun 2, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    4. Sand Mullers

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      Latest: How do you re-purpose green sand? Tobho Mott, Jun 1, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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  3. Casting practices

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

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      Latest: Sodium silicate recipe: The good stuff Melterskelter, Jun 4, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: Plaster Mold Questions OMM, Jun 4, 2020 at 11:11 PM
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    3. Lost foam casting

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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: BBC Intake Al2O3, May 26, 2020
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Hood ornament casting Jason, Apr 23, 2020
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    6. Investment casting Ceramic shell method

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      Latest: Surface finish help Al2O3, May 25, 2020
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    7. Pattern making

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      Latest: Bell sweep Peedee, May 4, 2020
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    8. Castings, finishing/ repair/ and patina's

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      Latest: Homemade indexing head OddDuck, Apr 6, 2020
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    9. 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
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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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      Latest: car emblem casting request Bill W, May 26, 2020
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    1. Metal casting projects

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      Latest: My Social Distancing Ironsides, May 25, 2020
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    2. CNC machining projects

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      Latest: CNC Router Up & Running DavidF, Jun 1, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    3. Model engines

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      Latest: 1915 Harley Davidson Rotarysmp, Jan 2, 2020
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    4. 3D Printing

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    5. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: Sil-bronze Sink! Jason, Jun 4, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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