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A superlink is
at least one photo from the linked site, and a short intro as to what
you will find there.
Click the photo or the link above. Lindsays books has some
interesting subjects. Be aware that you can get a lot of the same
titles from different sources, and the prices may vary. Don't forget to
include shipping in your buying decision. For example, Steve Chastain's
fine books can be bought from lindsay, but he also sells them directly
from his web site.
But for sheer diversity, Lindsays is hard to beat. I have bought from
them several times and have always been satisfied with the service and
quality of their offerings.
One good choice is the navy foundry manual.
Stephen Chastain is becoming a prolific writer.
The subjects he chooses
are most interesting to anyone into casting and machining. A quick look
at his site will make make you marvel at his accomplishments and your
mouth water knowing you can follow in his footsteps. His books are well
thought out and believe me, he does his homework!
This site stands out for many things, but notably the foundry test of a
spoon, cup and saucer cast as one solid piece.
There are lots of things to learn from this site. One exception is
their assertion that oil bonded sand can't be reused. Other than that
piece of obvious bull, a great site. Maybe they are thinking of resin
bonded or some other stuff. I (and many others) reuse K-bond over and
Ray Brandes' site has some great things on it.
From the K-bond oil bonded sand recipe to making a match plate, with a
lot of other foundry and machining sage thrown in. Well worth a look!
Don't miss the solar furnace for melting lead or the ingot mold or the
molding bench plans or...you get the idea. Go look!
The photo on the right,
from Ray's site,
shows the detail possible with K-bond
Oliver has a great place on the web. So much going on, I don't know
where to begin.
shows you how he cast flasks in bolt together pieces, very handy. And
his Chop saw project is looking very professional. Looks store bought!
Dave's site gives lots of pictures of many metal casting
processes...including, lost foam, investment casting, lost wax, sand
casting, K-bond, and more. There is also a cool casting
sure to sign up for the metal casting e-zine to get a metal casting
article occasionally. (When Dave has time!)
There are many more great links and I will add to this as time allows.