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Offline The Rusty Gear

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Rammer Casting
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:14:41 AM »
One of the great things about having a foundry is the ability to make your own tools!

Below is a sand rammer I made.

Rammer pattern mounted on board.



Finsihed mould for rammer complete with sprue and gating .



Raw casting (gating needs to be removed). There is some shrink in the head, but the casting is still useable. Next time, either a riser will need to be used, or a change to the gating system.



Me using a different rammer to make other foundry goodies (the small box holding the sand is half of an aluminium flask I also cast)






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Re: Rammer Casting
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 01:40:29 PM »
Very nice photo's. I still think that would be fun to try.
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Re: Rammer Casting
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2009, 02:29:59 PM »
It's easier than you think! Goodfellow has used a coffee can furnace to melt some stuff. All you need is a coffee can, a smaller can, some charcoal, a coat hook and a hair dryer! Oh and some duct tape helps too. You can pour the aluminium into a muffin pan to make ingots :) Or you can pour it into varoius shapes (ie a tube) to make barstock etc.

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Re: Rammer Casting
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 02:54:01 PM »
Duct tape, now that I have a lot of. ;D
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