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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 nothing.
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 & cast metal.
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 scratch.
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 craft.
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.
http://www.myhomefoundry.com to download your free ebooks, and start learning about the rewarding art of hobby metal casting.
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