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mrchrees - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:33pm
As a miniaturist cabinet maker www.chrismalcomsonminiatures.com I've been trying to make metal mounts for my furniture. I've tried sand casting, lead casting, art metal clay, you name it I've tried it . 7 years its taken me to realise there is no easy way to solve the problem other than setting up my own casting operation... With that in mind I've read everything I can on the subject and opted for the spin casting technique, (I wanted to use a vacuum machine but the only ones affordable were from China and the more I read the less I trusted them)...So I bought a spin caster from the US instead.
revolverocelot - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:33am
I have an concept for some decorative sheet metal wall panels. The concept I have was to have the metal look similar to the warping and damage that sheet metal goes through, for example, to car bodies after a non lethal accident. Crumpling, bending, distortion etc.
Raspero - Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 6:37pm
mrchrees - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
I make miniature furniture for a living, www.chrismalcomsonminiatures.com . Many pieces have cast metal handles,mounts etc . Over the years I've tried everything from sand casting, metal clay etc etc to solve the problem..I've finally got to the stage where I realize if I want perfect castings with very fine detail I'll have to do it properly... I recently experimented with RTV, pouring lead and pewter into the moulds but they failed to either have the strength or the detail. However, it occurred to me I was already halfway toward proper casting.. So, after some thought and using a syringe from the pharmacy I've managed to make my wax copies.. I've sprued them up and am now almost ready to do my first casting in silver.
Raspero - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:07pm
John Christiansen - Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 4:29pm
There are two basic methods of welding cast iron, Brazing and Arc welding with a high nickel content rod.
Which method you choose to use depends on several factors; the function of the cast iron item, the equipment available for the repair and the service requirements of the item
Frank Castiglione - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 11:34am
Have a merry merry Christmas all.
dong gwan Choi - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:50pm
dong gwan Choi - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 1:28am