CASTINGHOBBY FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions.)

This is a work in progress. If you want to contribute please do.
Any questions or submissions , email Ron Thompson one of the moderators of Castinghobby Yahoo group.

The castinghobby yahoo group is here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/castinghobby/

The member map is here: http://www.frappr.com/castinghobby

The photo (left) is a typical furnace used to melt aluminum. It features a naturally aspirated propane burner that is cheap to make, reliable, and economical to use.


Table of Contents

Introduction

Superlinks Page

FAQ

Safety

Casting Requirements

Furnaces

Crucibles

Sand molding

  1. Molding sand

  2. Flasks
  3. Sprues, gates and risers

    * Other molding methods

    * PatternMaking

          o Hot wire cutter

    * Pouring/casting?

          o Defects and their causes?

    * FoundryTools

    * Other equipment

    * Metals

    * MatchPlates

    * Glossary

    * OtherResources

    * Suppliers willing to sell in hobby size amounts