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by GLBowers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Re: Clay molds for aluminum casting?

Oh! It did, sorry.
by GLBowers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass casting with sand mixture

Steam10, Please forgive me, but I'm a total novice, if you use slang terms it really messes with my head. What is "alky"? I looked it up to find that when the sand mixture needs refreshed you are telling me to add some Alcoholics? :) SOOooo... I'm having to ask you exactly how do I add Alcoholics - ...
by GLBowers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass casting with sand mixture

Thanks Steamin10,
Garman
by GLBowers
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Re: Clay molds for aluminum casting?

Steamin10, you are correct on the pattern, however, the pattern is part of an original 1800's snare strainer that may have been casted by a sand mold back then which would account for how it looks. I didn't want the casting to look any better nor worse than the original 1800's Brass Piece - AND with...
by GLBowers
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of the other side (original on right). I'm not totally satisfied with my results, but it's good enough for me to use - however, I think I can get more mold detail with the next pour (now that I have an idea of what to do). THANK YOU FOR THE HELP AND GUIDANCE - I'll share more with you as I lea...
by GLBowers
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of Brass pour with threaded rod added, next to original on the left.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of dressed brass pour next to original.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of Brass pour with original.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

close up photo of brass pour.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of split form after pour.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Photo of my wooden form with brass pour.
by GLBowers
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Clay molds for aluminum casting?
Replies: 31
Views: 17694

Brass Casting with sand mixture

Harold and Steamin10, I ordered Petrobond from Amazon a few days ago(https://www.amazon.com/Petrobond-Affordable-Alternative-Precious-Casting/dp/B00P032D0W) so I could start trying to cast brass and it came Sept. 8th - I'm still planning to make my own petrobond (working on getting bentone 34, I'll ...