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: Hello from San Francisco Mantrid, Jan 27, 2023 at 7:22 AM
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    2. Forum suggestions

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      Latest: Sending a personal message to a member. Tops, Jan 26, 2023 at 4:03 PM
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    3. Joining the forum

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      Latest: Joining the forum DavidF, Oct 21, 2021
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    4. Halloween Casting contest

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      Latest: 2022 contest idea submission Zapins, Nov 14, 2022
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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: Another electric furnace Old Jim, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:27 AM
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    2. Foundry tools and flasks

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      Latest: Reason for tapered Flasks? Foundry Rat, Jan 25, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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    3. Burners and their construction

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      Latest: Kit foundry burner trouble Foundry Rat, Jan 23, 2023 at 9:06 AM
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    4. Sand Mullers

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      Latest: Paddle Wheel Muller or Lugged Wheel Muller Foundry Rat, Jan 27, 2023 at 2:24 AM
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  3. Casting practices

    A place to post how you made your castings
    1. Sand Casting

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      Latest: Is this possible Foundry Rat, Jan 23, 2023 at 8:39 PM
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    2. Lost wax casting

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      Latest: Wax piston sprue extruder? Zapins, Jan 26, 2023 at 7:48 PM
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    3. Lost foam casting

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      Latest: Requesting Suggestions to eliminate porosity Foundry Rat, Jan 26, 2023 at 11:33 AM
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    4. Lost PLA casting

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      Latest: Turbine Engine Mid Frame BattyZ, Dec 27, 2022
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    5. Investment casting Block method

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      Latest: Plaster + Borax? measuretwice, Sep 21, 2022
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    6. Pattern making

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      Latest: 2 stroke cylinder core hatta, Jan 9, 2023
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    7. Die casting

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      Latest: Zinc Alloys mytwhyt, Aug 18, 2022
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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!!!
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      Latest: Advice removing pattern Foundry Rat, Jan 27, 2023 at 2:19 AM
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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
    1. Buy Sell Trade

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      Latest: Johnson furnace 920ss 0maha, Dec 24, 2022
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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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      Latest: Casting request exploratory... Matus, Nov 28, 2022
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    1. Metal casting projects

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      Latest: Thundermug? Skratch, Nov 19, 2022
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    2. CNC machining projects

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      Latest: Effer, a spare parts story. FishbonzWV, Nov 26, 2022
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    3. Model engines

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      Latest: Engine runs .... Sawyer massey, Sep 29, 2022
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    4. Black smithing projects

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    5. 3D Printing

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      Latest: free 3D flask Pattern Tobho Mott, Jun 28, 2022
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    6. Other metal working projects

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      Latest: Need a Conveyor Jason, Jan 26, 2023 at 11:58 AM
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