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  1. DavidF replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    I can't even remember who made it.. that was 18 years ago lol We got it in 5 gallon containers..

    Oct 18, 2021 at 8:46 PM
  2. Al2O3 replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    I'd like some of that. Can that be bought in small quantities like a quart or gallon? Best, Kelly

    Oct 18, 2021 at 8:02 PM
  3. DavidF replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    Not all pva is equal... we used purple colored pva, not the green stuff. It was thicker leveled better and had a high glassy shine to...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 7:33 PM
  4. Melterskelter replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    I looked up APEL and and see that it is a silicone spray. I think those sprays are great for two-part rubber molds and the like. And I...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 7:24 PM
  5. ESC replied to the thread PRR stove.

    That's cool Dave, wood or coal?

    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:47 PM
  6. Al2O3 replied to the thread 3 Phase Kiln Retrofit....from 1PH to 3PH.

    Might be interesting to take note of how the original kiln elements were laid out. Getting uniform temp can take some doing. For heat...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:12 PM
  7. mytwhyt replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    Gerald, for a few you might consider injecting wax in the molds and casting some lost wax in investment.. DavidF: The great thing about...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM
  8. Al2O3 replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    Wax-PVA-wax is pretty much SOP. I always thought of pva as barrier as opposed to release agent. Epoxies, urethanes, polyesters, etc will...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 5:05 PM
  9. BattyZ replied to the thread 3 Phase Kiln Retrofit....from 1PH to 3PH.

    Ideally I would do both with it. I still have another 240v kiln running at 208. Priority is melting though. Thanks for those calcs...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:33 PM
  10. Mark's castings replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    That explains why my first few items didn't want to come out too easily.

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:21 PM
  11. Gerald Dinkins replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    I used APEL mold release spray. I trusted it as a reccomended spray. It did not work for me. I also got a surprise in the fact that...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:20 PM
  12. Mark's castings replied to the thread Controlling Zinc burnoff in Brass..

    I bought some phosphorous copper shot from a metals processor a month or so back, when I mentioned I was alloying brass he told me they...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM
  13. Bldr J replied to the thread Controlling Zinc burnoff in Brass..

    HOOAHH! I mustn't be an artiste, I'm trying both brass and everdur... Thank You HT1 for all your posts, they've helped me a lot.

    Oct 18, 2021 at 3:49 PM
  14. DavidF replied to the thread Casting a minature coffee pot.

    Back when I built boat molds we would wax them several times, but would also use pva for the first few hulls waxing and reapplying the...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 3:47 PM
  15. Bldr J liked HT1's post in the thread Controlling Zinc burnoff in Brass..

    as the resident Brass Master DONT STIR the only reason to "stir" is to assure, additional Copper is melted a better way, is to get...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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