What is the "right" amount of moisture for greensand?

Discussion in 'Sand Casting' started by Tobho Mott, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. J.Vibert

    J.Vibert Silver

    ...and this is why the "mic drop" emoticon was developed. :)
     
  2. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Yep, that the one!!
     
  3. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    I havent touched the green sand in years. When I first wanted to try sand casting I made up some green sand from just regular play sand and some ground up kitty litter. Moisture content was wetter than Niagara falls.
    I made a "part" but it was not the greatest when it came to the cosmetics. Sand was just too coarse and too wet. I quickly switched to petrobond.
    After seeing oldfoundrymans videos of his green sand castings It opened my eyes to how a good greensand should act and the finish it is capable of. Maybe one day I will try it again.... I would like to anyways....
    Ill get a picture of the casting up in a minute, I saved it for show and tell.
     
  4. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Keep in mind , this was 15 years or so ago and just an experiment. But I was hooked ever since.
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  5. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Awww... I took a picture of my first too. Lost foam. Stunk like hell. 1st and last time for me. :p
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