Foundry 101

Discussion in 'Links to useful information' started by OCD, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Welcome to The Home Foundry forum.

    If your interested in melting and casting metals your in the right place.

    If your new to the foundry world we have many experienced individuals here at THF whom have years of experience whom are more than willing to share their success and failures so all can learn and advance forward.

    We are never to old or young to learn or be experimental but foundry work is not only a very rewarding activity is is also a very dangerous one as well so before you decide to build a burner, construct a furnace, melt some metal and cast an object, do yourself and your loved ones a favor and ask a million questions and do your due diligence before attempting to concur the world of foundry work.

    Below you will find some very helpful links to Mr. Phillip’s website which introduces the topic of foundry and casting.

    Explore his site as there is some Very informative information there to be read

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  2. Al Puddle

    Al Puddle Silver

    That's a pretty good and worth watching for new articles. This needs to be easily accessible to those starting out.
  3. OCD

    OCD Silver

    And other's wanting to branch off into a different method of casting.

    David, Kelly

    Think this is worthwhile to make as a sticky?
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  4. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Definitely worthy, I need to make a spot to put things like this........
  5. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Maybe a section called "Sticky's" ? LOL

    Maybe even contact Mr. Phillips asking for permission to copy and past here on THF?

    What's the worse he can say, No?

    We still have the link at least.
  6. J.Vibert

    J.Vibert Silver

    Great link... by far the best resource I've seen. (the navy manual is dry and assumes prior knowledge)

    Follow the Youtube link at the top right of the home page and join his channel.
  7. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Hes actually a pretty cool guy and would like post it here himself if asked...
  8. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Well Mr. Administrator,,,,,,
  9. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    I know he has posted on AA before and seemed really sincerely interesed in spreading the knowledge he has. I subbed to his YouTube not too long ago... in fact that was just before he started posting videos about playing the stock market instead of about foundry stuff.
  10. Jason

    Jason Gold

    Yeah I remember this guy. I'm subbed, but he hasnt poured hot metal on YT in awhile.
  11. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Links were updated.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
  12. OCD

    OCD Silver

  13. Clay

    Clay Copper

    I think these shortuts URL's changed
  14. Jason

    Jason Gold

    Yup... such as life with the net. Barry from outback foundry also pulled his page down. Said it got very little traffic and wasn't worth the expense.:(
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  15. OMM

    OMM Silver

    At one point, I had two websites. A .com and a .ca. I let the .com lapse. The next day I was getting emails from the new owner trying to sell it back to me for 10 times the price (not including the yearly fee). They emailed me at least a half dozen times before I responded that “I am not interested and they can keep the website as I opened a new one that is more profitable”. These Domain vultures.
  16. I registered a friend's website domain with a particular company that will steal domain names as a matter of policy, if they lapse for an instant. Not only that, they have a domain availability search tool that they use to steal interesting domains. If you're shopping for a domain registry company, then it pays to Google: "XXX stole my domain" where XXX is your potential registry company. If you search for "Stole my domain" the first result is the name of the company that I was using.
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  17. Petee716

    Petee716 Gold Banner Member

    We unfortunately let ours (business) lapse once. It was picked up immediately by an extortionist who linked it directly to a hardcore porn site and then we got the email demanding $750. We were a pretty new hometown mom and pop at the time so we told them to F off and waited it out. We got it back after a year and have been way more careful since then.

  18. Mach

    Mach Silver

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  19. Matth

    Matth Copper

    I'm new to this field so constructive criticism is welcome. If something is plain wrong or misleading I'll gladly remove it.

    A very good document on mold design, practices, material shrink, sprue theory and explanation.

    Here's a video on sprue design I thought was excellent:

    Some old guy theory on Crucible care. His videos are a bit dry but have great content I thought:
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2023

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