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  1. Mark's castings replied to the thread Sodium silicate recipe: The good stuff.

    I was able to successfully remelt the solid lumps of sodium silicate back into solution with moderate heating well below boiling point....

    Jun 5, 2020 at 3:40 AM
  2. rocco replied to the thread Refractory materials.

    On the Ceramaterials website the 2300° 6lbs blanket is $59.00 for a 1"x24"x25' roll. To my knowledge, that's best price anywhere. I...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 3:32 AM
  3. Rotarysmp liked rocco's post in the thread Sil-bronze Sink!.

    I'm not sure why but the instant I read that, these lyrics from the Offspring song, Pretty Fly for a White Guy, popped into my head, :p

    Jun 5, 2020 at 2:16 AM
  4. Rotarysmp liked Peedee's post in the thread Sil-bronze Sink!.

    I think I met Dirty Shirly at the back of a chip shop in Glasgow, or was that Sandra, or maybe Tracey......

    Jun 5, 2020 at 2:15 AM
  5. OMM replied to the thread Plaster Mold Questions.

    You're venturing into the zero point energy field? Can you give more of an explanation or pictures of your experiment?

    Jun 4, 2020 at 11:11 PM
  6. Melterskelter replied to the thread Sodium silicate recipe: The good stuff.

    Being curious about squeeze machines and vibration units, I decided to do a little Google-foo and find some videos of them in use....

    Jun 4, 2020 at 7:33 PM
  7. Lou replied to the thread Lou from OH.

    Thanks Jammer, I lost that XRF. I melted and cast a few 15 lb ingots in the induction melter and it was rather fluid. Bit of borax and...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:04 PM
  8. rocco replied to the thread Sil-bronze Sink!.

    I'm not sure why but the instant I read that, these lyrics from the Offspring song, Pretty Fly for a White Guy, popped into my head, :p

    Jun 4, 2020 at 5:10 PM
  9. Petee716 replied to the thread Crucible Failure.

    Got it.

    Jun 4, 2020 at 4:44 PM
  10. Mark's castings replied to the thread Crucible Failure.

    My cheapo crucible failed after ten melts instead of up to 50 melts or so with a quality crucible, so there's no cost or time saving to...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 3:54 PM
  11. Mark's castings liked Petee716's post in the thread Crucible Failure.

    Yes. The dowels only go up a couple inches and center the can. I may attempt to remove them before firing so they dont expand on heating...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 3:27 PM
  12. Mark's castings liked HT1's post in the thread Crucible Failure.

    I've used the Legend Budget Crucibles, I stopped when they Quite giveing the Kick Posteriaor Case lot discount . Now I use Salamander...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 3:26 PM
  13. HT1 replied to the thread Sodium silicate recipe: The good stuff.

    you dont need to pack the sand, you need it to evenly fill the mold with no voids , a Pneumatic Vibrator does it perfectly with much...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 3:11 PM
  14. HT1 replied to the thread Crucible Failure.

    I've used the Legend Budget Crucibles, I stopped when they Quite giveing the Kick Posteriaor Case lot discount . Now I use Salamander...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 3:05 PM
  15. HT1 liked Melterskelter's post in the thread Tapered End Mills for Pattern Making.

    I am pointing out a somewhat uncommon end mill that I find useful in pattern making. It is tapered about 2.4 degrees on a side for an...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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