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  • Huge step complete...
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • casting floors... good primer on casting


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        • Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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          • Originally posted by Beagle View Post
            Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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            I have one in my average size hobby shop.... just sayin' :D (hobby size, not that size). And it is a primer, perhaps not on the size, but to learn those steps took far more then a 30 minute video... that has the highlights, and even short enough for most to pay attention to all of it.
            Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; June 29, 2020, 09:49 PM.
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            • This latest installment was one of my favorites. We all spend lots of time building overly detailed parts that nobody will ever see. but this effort for hidden brackets is at another level.

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              • I would have hit "good enough" so long ago.... polishing the floors... yeah, no...
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                • Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • Got to say Leo is reliable

                    Tim
                    Melbourne Australia

                    65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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                    • How to put a hole in your boat...

                      Tim
                      Melbourne Australia

                      65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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                      • looks like Leo is walking the plank... and fastening it as well
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                        • Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                          • Originally posted by Beagle View Post
                            Primer... Sure! Except for the part where just the crucible costs more than I want to spend on another hobby, much less the bronze! The thumbnail doesn't do the size of the crucible justice. That's a little bigger than you might find in your average hobby shop.

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                            you probably don't need one that big either though... I've been working towards using my 3d printer to make molds for metal casting using my home made furnace. if I ever get around to casting my own parts like I want to, I'll make a thread about it.

                            For reference, here's a crucible capable of doing about 14 pounds of aluminum for about $112.

                            https://pmcsupplies.com/procasttm-no...-crucible.html
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                            • I built a crucible and used it maybe twice... I really should sell it because I don't ever see needing it.
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                              • I bought an A6 graphite crucible before double your spending pleasure budget killing covid-19 showed up. It wasn't a lot, like 25 bucks if I remember, 8kg capacity. It'll fit in a 20 gallon size furnace I haven't built yet but have over 95 percent of the junk to make. I'm thinking water glass (crystal cat litter + drain cleaner) and perlite for a liner. Acetylene gauge for a propane tank / vacuum cleaner forced air furnace and see if I can make an environmental disaster with molten cast iron. Should be fun to watch anyway, post yours up!!

                                The crucible in that video is most decidedly more than 8kg, and a pile more than 25 bucks!! I really don't want to think about the cost of the bronze. lol.
                                Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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