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Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists

Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Aspin, B. Terry

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Home metal casting is often perceived as a daunting task for a home metalworker to undertake. However, foundry work is surprisingly easy and affordable, and well within the capabilities of even a modest home shop. From material and equipment considerations to pattern and mold mak...ing, B. Terry Aspin provides the knowledge required for that first pour. --George Bulliss, The Home Shop Machinist magazine The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. This handy book will show you how. Inside you'll find a wealth of useful information on materials and techniques, pattern-making, molding boxes, cores and core-boxes, and melting metals. Locomotive cylinders and wheels are examined in depth for model engineers. This book also offers a design for building an outdoor solid-fuel furnace, suitable for small-scale commercial work. Each stage and subject is covered in detail so that even beginners can undertake casting with confidence. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists is essential reading for anyone interested in getting started in foundry or casting work.
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ISBN 9781565238657
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9781565238657
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
Imprint Fox Chapel Publishing
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Aspin, B. Terry
Category Decorative Arts & Crafts
Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing Technologies
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code 671.2
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Founding
NBS Text Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing
ONIX Text General/trade