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  1. Melterskelter replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    I I use Olivine 100 mesh as supplied by local foundry supply companies. Silica sand of a similar size can also be used, but I believe...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  2. Oldarm replied to the thread Fruit Bowls and Phosphorus (Part 1).

    Absolutely sure that the patterns were hand carved. Remember 200 years ago too. Also we have to remember that the patternmaker had to...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 2:26 PM
  3. Petee716 replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    Could you pass along the type of raw sand you use, its attributes, and your source? That often seems to be the greatest challenge....

    Aug 4, 2021 at 12:18 PM
  4. oldironfarmer replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    It amazes me that novices think they can instantly improve on a craft which is thousands of years old and developed to a high art. It...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 12:02 PM
  5. oldironfarmer liked Melterskelter's post in the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    Casting has so many unavoidable challenges that it seems prudent to eliminate as many variables as possible, Suitability for greensand...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  6. Mach replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    Where do you get foundry sand? I've tried sifting my own but the quality is suspect.

    Aug 4, 2021 at 11:40 AM
  7. Melterskelter replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    Casting has so many unavoidable challenges that it seems prudent to eliminate as many variables as possible, Suitability for greensand...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 11:11 AM
  8. Tobho Mott liked Billy Elmore's post in the thread Lodge foundry tour.

    Cool! I would say you will like it. Sometimes they need to be used a few times to really get a non-stick coating on them. I like to fry...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 10:25 AM
  9. Billy Elmore replied to the thread Fruit Bowls and Phosphorus (Part 1).

    We have lost much of the artistry and hands on skill sets that were once used to create these fine pieces. Awesome craftmanship! So much...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  10. HT1 liked Al2O3's post in the thread Electric foundry probe placement.

    Think you should just accept that's about all you can expect of a stove element in that service. Even melting aluminum the furnace temp...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 9:14 AM
  11. Billy Elmore replied to the thread Pool Filter Sand.

    I used some in a small batch I mixed up just to try it out...when I opened the bag I realized the grain was too big to have a good...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 9:14 AM
  12. Al2O3 replied to the thread Electric foundry probe placement.

    Think you should just accept that's about all you can expect of a stove element in that service. Even melting aluminum the furnace temp...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 7:45 AM
  13. Billy Elmore replied to the thread Lodge foundry tour.

    Cool! I would say you will like it. Sometimes they need to be used a few times to really get a non-stick coating on them. I like to fry...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 7:40 AM
  14. Billy Elmore liked Peedee's post in the thread Lodge foundry tour.

    That's a very cool video. I checked out UK suppliers and I think they are reasonable prices, I may be cooking on one of your pans soon...

    Aug 4, 2021 at 7:23 AM
  15. Tobho Mott liked Jason's post in the thread Sil-bronze Sink!.

    Another angle... [ATTACH]

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