CASTINGHOBBY FAQ
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Inclusion here should not be taken as an overall endorsement. Some random person thought you might find some information here, good, bad, or ugly.

Websites:Association of Backyard Metal Casters
Backyard Metal Casting
Yahoo Casting Discussion Group The place that gave this wiki birth.
http://www.metalshop.homestead.com Dave's web site of projects, ETC. http://profile.yuwie.com/drescher Dave's networking profile, videos, and projects, etc.
Blast Gate This is an article on building a blast gate for a dust collector. Scale it down for a charcoal foundry.
Books:

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  • US Navy Foundry Manual ISBN 1559180072
  • Lindsay Books Tons of books about lots of subjects. Most of the activities described in these books (and this FAQ) will hurt you if you aren't careful about safety.
  • Dave Gingery's Books Build a whole machine shop from scrap, starting with a small charcoal foundry.
  • Other Foundry Books at Lindsay
  • BYMC Booklets Short booklets. One gives a plan for using a five gallon metal bucket and a flower pot to start molding.