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  1. Melterskelter liked KDM's post in the thread How long can green sand molds sit prior to casting?.

    I'm not sure a few days makes a great deal of difference. We were in a slate mine recently and traditionally, they had made their own...

    May 6, 2021 at 5:07 PM
  2. JBC replied to the thread Wax burnout using high internal heat.

    Thats a good point. I just looked at the tongs I have for my propane kiln and the flask(s) I'm using now is way to small. I guess I'll...

    May 6, 2021 at 5:07 PM
  3. Al2O3 replied to the thread Gantry Crane – A60 Crucible Handling Equipment.

    It's for my A60 crucible and shank. When I built the A60 shank/cart shown in the earlier post, it was intended to be used on that...

    May 6, 2021 at 4:24 PM
  4. Chazza replied to the thread Bubbles.

    Yes, a head of metal is ideal. Sounds as if there is too much water in your sand and the bubbles you see is steam escaping. Try a...

    May 6, 2021 at 3:53 PM
  5. KDM replied to the thread Reillo Oil Fired Central Heating Burner.

    What kind of temperatures are you getting? I think I'm barely getting 1100 centigrade. Copper is a struggle.

    May 6, 2021 at 3:25 PM
  6. KDM liked 3Dcasting's post in the thread Reillo Oil Fired Central Heating Burner.

    Hey! we have the same burner, that workhorse Riello 40. I remember before I get into melting it seemed so complicated to...

    May 6, 2021 at 3:23 PM
  7. KDM posted a new thread.

    Bubbles

    I'm casting aluminium in a home made greensand. The recipe was 10% bentonite (cat litter) and the rest building sand. The part I'm...

    Forum: Sand Casting

    May 6, 2021 at 3:13 PM
  8. KDM replied to the thread What does your sand smell like?.

    Feet. My DIY greensand smells of feet when it's steaming hot. <barf>

    May 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  9. KDM replied to the thread How long can green sand molds sit prior to casting?.

    I'm not sure a few days makes a great deal of difference. We were in a slate mine recently and traditionally, they had made their own...

    May 6, 2021 at 2:59 PM
  10. david wendelken replied to the thread Wax burnout using high internal heat.

    You'll need tongs that can grab a flask from above instead of from the side. Haven't seen any available commercially like that, but...

    May 6, 2021 at 2:49 PM
  11. JBC attached a file to the thread Wax burnout using high internal heat.

    This Kiln is at the perfect price. Is this worthy? It's your time to shine :) Can this be turned into a burnout kiln by adding a PID...

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  12. Mark's castings liked vincent's post in the thread Bells 2,3,4.

    Getting ready for another batch of 5 small and one large, the small ones range from about 1.5kg to 3kgs each and the big one will be...

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  13. Billy Elmore replied to the thread Gantry Crane – A60 Crucible Handling Equipment.

    Yeah...I doubt I will be pouring anything near that tall unless its a 3D printed mold at work. I was thinking you might be able to get...

    May 6, 2021 at 1:12 PM
  14. Al2O3 replied to the thread Gantry Crane – A60 Crucible Handling Equipment.

    Because it's lost foam and the pattern is oriented vertically, in a flask that is essentially a 30 gallon drum, the pouring height will...

    May 6, 2021 at 7:09 AM
  15. Billy Elmore liked Sawyer massey's post in the thread First pour in the cope.

    It fits lol

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