Introduction to Hobby Metal Casting for the Practical Home
Mechanic - Engineer
Your enjoyment will start right from the moment you start to
build the simple equipment required. It is possible to create
amazing things in metal with a home foundry. A good understanding
of basic foundry knowledge, and simple equipment is the key to
your hobby metal casting success.
Model engineers, home mechanics, car & motorbike
restorer's find it difficult to procure hard to get parts from
time to time. With the right kind of knowledge, many parts could
be made right in your own hobby workshop foundry... for next to
Not only will you save money by producing all this work your
self; you'll also have a lot of fun learning how to melt &
Sand casting can be used to create many things, such
as:-Simple ornamental knobs & handles - Hand wheels for small
machinery - Property nameplates - Simple art castings, statues
etc - Unobtainable parts for restoration projects.
The list is really quite endless...
But first you need to read, and learn about the basic
mechanics of hobby foundry so that you know - What metals you can
melt - How to go about the metal craft safely, after all, you
will be dealing with molten metal - How to carry out the moulding
and casting operations - How to build the equipment & tools
needed carry out this fascinating & ancient, metal craft.
You don't need an elaborate workshop to build your hobby
foundry equipment. But you do need to have the skills to work
with steel. You'll be involved in fabricating & welding, but
general workshop skills should get you up and running. You may
even have a close friend who could help you out with any skills
that you lack.
One of the best ways to learn about hobby metal casting is to
read about how others have actually achieved success. Practical
ebooks available on the internet provide a rich source of
essential knowledge, especially if the ebook has been written by
someone who has successfully built a hobby foundry literally from
It's an inspiration to read how anyone could achieve
remarkable results with such non-technical, simple equipment.
The furnace is the most important piece of equipment in your
foundry. you'll learn how it is possible to build a low cost,
highly efficient gas melter.
You'll have hours of fun constructing and fabricating all of
the tools and equipment required.
This will be your opportunity to learn all of the steps to
make sand moulds, as well as learn about basic pattern making.
Some advanced pattern making techniques are also shown which you
can use in your own foundry at a later stage.
Most of the hard yards have been done for you, we show you the
easy way to get started in this very rewarding hobby metal
The knowledge revealed in the ebooks, is practical, good old
Australian know how, simplified, so that you won't get bogged
down with any technical jargon
The hobby foundry ebook files are available for both PC &
MAC computers.The ebook package is also available on CD ROM.
An online help service is provided with the ebooks.
If you are interested to learn about hobby metal casting, then
feel free to visit our web site soon.
to download your free ebooks, and start learning about the
rewarding art of hobby metal casting.
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