SAND-CASTING: For those of you who love the Unnecessary

Discussion in 'Shop, Garage and Tools' started by YoungBlood, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood Jolt the Squares

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      Cool. I have been studying how to cast things with aluminum. I have an idea for electric side mirrors for our old A-bodies plus some Art Deco switch and socket plates for the house.
       
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      Made a giant (8") C-clamp in shop class in HS via sand casting. I even turned the threaded portion in a lathe. I used that sucker for a decade, every day until I finally snapped it.

      It's cool stuff!
       
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      awesome. thanks for the info.
       
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      Very cool!
       
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      I was debating on doing this exact same thing to make some one of air cleaner lids... for myself.

      But have not dug much further yet.

      Thanks for the link so i dont have to search as much lol
       
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      Very Informative!!! Thank You.

      This WAS my favorite Sand Casting video I had seen...
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      But now you have helped everyone to be able to understand HOW to do it ourselves.

      There is alot more steps to making a cast product then one would think.