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  1. Matus replied to the thread Casting request exploratory....

    Oh jeez after all that I forgot to say the metal. Aluminum. The dimensions in the drawing are the final dimensions after casting &...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 6:28 PM
  2. Jammer replied to the thread Casting request exploratory....

    What type of metal? Does the dimensions include shrink allowance?

    Nov 27, 2022 at 6:15 PM
  3. BattyZ liked Matus's post in the thread Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project.

    Hello casters! I did my first casting quite a few years ago now. I do lost foam casting and make parts for a recumbent motorcycle...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 3:53 PM
  4. Matus posted a new thread.

    Casting request exploratory...

    I've been doing lost foam casting for a while to avoid paying the massive expense of getting a custom part fabricated by CNC machining...

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    Forum: Request casting service

    Nov 27, 2022 at 3:22 PM
  5. Tops liked Matus's post in the thread Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project.

    Thanks for the welcome! Just browsing around for a few minutes and I'm shocked at the complexity of things people are casting with lost...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 2:46 PM
  6. Matus replied to the thread Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project.

    Thanks for the welcome! Just browsing around for a few minutes and I'm shocked at the complexity of things people are casting with lost...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:57 PM
  7. Tops liked Kirk brown's post in the thread Hello gang!.

    They call me Crafty B in the hot rod word and thanks for letting me join! I did sand casting in high school and revisited it almost 15...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:51 PM
  8. Tops replied to the thread Hello from Ireland..

    Welcome Mike!

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:51 PM
  9. Tops replied to the thread Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project.

    That looks like one 'bad Moto Guzzi'...or is it? I am filled with chagrin as my 'good' motorcycle sitting in pieces in the garage....

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:50 PM
  10. Tops liked Matus's post in the thread Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project.

    Hello casters! I did my first casting quite a few years ago now. I do lost foam casting and make parts for a recumbent motorcycle...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:47 PM
  11. Matus posted a new thread.

    Hello, hobby casting from Seattle area for a recumbent motorcycle project

    Hello casters! I did my first casting quite a few years ago now. I do lost foam casting and make parts for a recumbent motorcycle...

    Forum: New member introductions

    Nov 27, 2022 at 1:42 PM
  12. HT1 liked Tops's post in the thread Methods for casting (or building) matchplates.

    Thanks HT1 . Gating improved on above pattern here:...

    tops_match_pin1.jpg Nov 27, 2022 at 10:28 AM
  13. HT1 liked rocco's post in the thread Methods for casting (or building) matchplates.

    That's why I mentioned being extra careful to make sure the holes are perpendicular to the parting line. When I made my first...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 10:28 AM
  14. Tops attached a file to the thread Methods for casting (or building) matchplates.

    Thanks HT1 . Gating improved on above pattern here:...

    tops_match_pin1.jpg Nov 27, 2022 at 9:35 AM
  15. Tops liked Chazza's post in the thread Methods for casting (or building) matchplates.

    I do the same as Rocco; the method works very well. On my latest plate, I need to remove the patterns to fill the voids in the mould,...

    Nov 27, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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