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: ready to learn about casting! John Homer, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    2. Forum suggestions

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      Latest: Likes Peedee, Nov 24, 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: Propane tank furnace Crockpot, Apr 13, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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      Latest: Does anyone else use steel crucibles? dennis, Apr 14, 2021 at 5:41 AM
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    3. Burners and their construction

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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: Sea Coal Matters for Cast Iron JCSalomon, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: Wax burnout using high internal heat JBC, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    3. Lost foam casting

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      Latest: Another Intake Manifold Lid Al2O3, Apr 14, 2021 at 3:28 PM
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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: Dry sand or greensand rocco, Apr 6, 2021
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Vacuum Table 101 JBC, Mar 22, 2021
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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: Who needs patterns? Zapins, Mar 30, 2021
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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!!!
    1. General foundry chat

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      Latest: WWII fighter planes Peedee, Apr 14, 2021 at 10:28 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
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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: My Social Distancing FishbonzWV, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:13 AM
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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. Black smithing projects

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    5. 3D Printing

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    6. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: 1956 buick build dennis, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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