Page 1 of 1 [ 10 posts ] 

parts
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,713
Location: New England

14 Mar 2007, 6:42 pm

I have been into metal work for a long time but only recently got into metal casting. Any body else?
Here are some pics
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


_________________
"Strange is your language and I have no decoder Why don't make your intentions clear..." Peter Gabriel

http://www.intensitysquared.com/index.php


dgd1788
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 8 Oct 2005
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,351
Location: Indiana, USA

14 Mar 2007, 6:43 pm

Now make the ring of power! :lol:


_________________
If great minds think alike, does that mean that stupid minds think differently?


parts
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,713
Location: New England

14 Mar 2007, 6:44 pm

dgd1788 wrote:
Now make the ring of power! :lol:


Only if I can use Aluminum


_________________
"Strange is your language and I have no decoder Why don't make your intentions clear..." Peter Gabriel

http://www.intensitysquared.com/index.php


Tim_Tex
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Jul 2004
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 45,558
Location: Houston, Texas

14 Mar 2007, 6:45 pm

How does the process work?

Tim


_________________
Who’s better at math than a robot? They’re made of math!


sunnycat
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 10 Feb 2007
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,207
Location: Mysterious Forest of Legends, Kitty Dream Planet

14 Mar 2007, 6:45 pm

This is sooo cool!! @[email protected]
I would like to learn metal crafting...and make my own utensils...



dgd1788
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 8 Oct 2005
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,351
Location: Indiana, USA

14 Mar 2007, 6:46 pm

Do you use alloys right now? I thought that Aluminum is expensive.


_________________
If great minds think alike, does that mean that stupid minds think differently?


parts
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,713
Location: New England

14 Mar 2007, 6:53 pm

dgd1788 wrote:
Do you use alloys right now? I thought that Aluminum is expensive.

It's expensive only if you pay for it mine is scrap. I want to work up to brass and bronze and eventually iron but they take more equipment so I practice with Al.


_________________
"Strange is your language and I have no decoder Why don't make your intentions clear..." Peter Gabriel

http://www.intensitysquared.com/index.php


parts
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,713
Location: New England

14 Mar 2007, 7:02 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
How does the process work?

Tim


I made the furnace out of a bucket and refractory cement. The couple times I used charcoal with a blower forcing air in at the bottom. Last time propane in where the blower was. First you put scrap Al
in the steel crucible wait for it to melt skim off the scum on top and pour. The hand was a simple sand imprint type cast. I am working on making molding sand so I can make more complicated things but it take practice


_________________
"Strange is your language and I have no decoder Why don't make your intentions clear..." Peter Gabriel

http://www.intensitysquared.com/index.php


Graelwyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 20 Dec 2006
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Posts: 9,363
Location: Hants, Uk

14 Mar 2007, 8:42 pm

Very nice, very creative, I like. Any fumes involved?


_________________
I am diagnosed as a human being.


parts
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 2 Sep 2005
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,713
Location: New England

14 Mar 2007, 9:01 pm

Graelwyn wrote:
Very nice, very creative, I like. Any fumes involved?


You have to do it outside. Some fumes not bad though with Al other metals they can be very bad.


_________________
"Strange is your language and I have no decoder Why don't make your intentions clear..." Peter Gabriel

http://www.intensitysquared.com/index.php