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  1. Tops liked Tobho Mott's post in the thread Iron Pot Factory.

    [MEDIA] Image to 3d printable pattern file using AI Jeff

    May 25, 2024 at 11:24 AM
  2. Tops liked Meteor Monowatt's post in the thread Iron Pot Factory.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/HbK4c3SSyQs?feature=shared Iron benchy

    May 25, 2024 at 11:23 AM
  3. Tops attached a file to the thread Iron Pot Factory.

    Mapping raster files to z-axis depth is not new. That said, the software in the video looked pretty nice, especially the cut and paste...

    test_font1.jpg May 25, 2024 at 11:21 AM
  4. Tops liked Al2O3's post in the thread Carb Adapter and Scoop for Blown 55 Chevy.

    Yup, another Inline Carb Induction system. This time for a Carb Adapter and Scoop for Blown 55 Chevy show car. The foam patterns:...

    IMG_2280.JPG IMG_2456.JPG 10.4 Set of Small Accessory Castings.JPG 15 System.JPG 18 System Complete.JPG May 25, 2024 at 6:42 AM
  5. Tops liked FishbonzWV's post in the thread Carb Adapter and Scoop for Blown 55 Chevy.

    Kelly, that is jaw dropping gorgeous. You raise the bar with each casting. Also your video production is A1. I'm awestruck

    May 25, 2024 at 6:42 AM
  6. Tops liked Ando's post in the thread Sand casting an odd shape - sprue, runner, gates and risers.

    Hey all, I agonised for weeks over trying the lost foam method but just couldn't risk losing the original piece. Would not be a good...

    May 25, 2024 at 6:00 AM
  7. Tops replied to the thread Sand casting an odd shape - sprue, runner, gates and risers.

    Wondering if a basic 2:1 no blush clear epoxy would work to coat the Styrofoam (EPS) originals to make them less porous and a tiny bit...

    May 22, 2024 at 12:12 PM
  8. Tops liked Ando's post in the thread Sand casting an odd shape - sprue, runner, gates and risers.

    Process of turning the styrofoam to plaster patterns Hot wire cutting the original into four pieces Silicon applied to make negatives...

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  9. Tops liked David Ling's post in the thread Advise needed - impeller casting.

    Thanks guy, today we have recast the impeller, mold is heated up, the results seems good. Defects on gas porosity reduce almost 99%.

    May 21, 2024 at 3:46 PM
  10. Tops liked Swiftsure 33's post in the thread Free Book on Bronze Patination.

    https://afafoundry.com/master-bronze-patination-with-free-guide-from-american-fine-arts-transform-your-sculpture/ This website is...

    May 21, 2024 at 4:43 AM
  11. Tops liked Tobho Mott's post in the thread Sand casting an odd shape - sprue, runner, gates and risers.

    Is that how you set up the piece above? I can see how that would have helped prevent the facing sand and first 20-odd scoops of sand...

    May 21, 2024 at 4:43 AM
  12. Tops liked Mark's castings's post in the thread Bought a grout mixer: sand muller lookalike.

    The brand of refractory concrete I'm using suggests using an industrial bread dough mixer to blend the water uniformly into the...

    May 21, 2024 at 4:42 AM
  13. Tops liked HT1's post in the thread Bought a grout mixer: sand muller lookalike.

    The Navy RTM's which replaced the Foundry manual recommended using an industrial mixer to mull core sand if a muller was not available

    May 21, 2024 at 4:42 AM
  14. Tops liked cactusdreams's post in the thread Bought a grout mixer: sand muller lookalike.

    Lost chocolate casting?

    May 21, 2024 at 4:42 AM