I'd like to see a follow up to this. I thought the foundry was asking a lot for the castings though.
Still here Robin.
I'll do patterns and casting in exchange for work on my miller conversion.
Just contact me with what you need.
I can cut 2.5D to better than 1 thou in mild steel and aluminium on a good day. Can you make iron axle boxes for my cannon? A hollow truncated cone about 35cm long. See pic.
I lost the patterns last time I got them cast. As far as I know they are still in his bloomin' garage up North, I never could seem to dislodge them.
Non ferrous is my bag. The furnace is 600,000BTU so its capable of doing iron. The issue is lifting that weight as I work with a crucible. I'm sure within the DIY casting, a cupula would be better as you can tap straight into the mould (if your good). I can get one offs done in a few steel/iron foundry's in Sheffield.
The popular misconception is that iron is easy. In reality its the hardest. Personally I'd use alloy or brass every time. Much easier and cheaper to do.
Casting weight is what ever I can lift. 30KG at 800C takes a bit of bottle though.
Hi all been busy with other stuff ,drawing up castings on pro engineer and playing with cast epoxy carbon fibre and some sand and rocks ,which is technology I have used before ,I do need to get down to see elfin (i still got your number fella) plus worklife has been taking precedence
oh almost forgot i came across these
and they dont cost too much to buy
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