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Posted: September 26 2009 at 8:05pm | IP Logged Quote dcorb

For the last few years I wanted to get started casting Aluminum. Last fall I almost started but decided it was something I will never get started. Well here we are, Fall time again, I changed my mind and want to get started, now or never.

While waiting for my mill accessories to arrive I started to research the topic again.

I read up on lost wax and think it is fascinating and will add that to my want to do someday list. Problem is I am not sure what I what to cast yet.

Then there is the lost foam technique, I have a project in mind: The Gingery Metal Shaper. The funny thing is until a couple weeks ago I did not even know what a metal shaper was. I had a conversion with Gundoc and got hooked. I need to have a metal shaper. Even funnier is that I am not really what I will use the shaper for.

It seems to me making foam forms would be more enjoyable than working with green sand.

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I've always wanted to have a shaper so I could put a grinder on it.    Might be the easiest way to get a surface grinder.
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Hello, I just joined because I seem to have found people with the same likes as myself. Forging, casting, and guns! I have been looking around and notice a lot of talk about basically forging your own guns. Well, thats what Im getting from the talk. I have my own homemade forge built for Aluminum waiting for me to fire it up from common stuff. Working on a hotter one once I get the parts for it.
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Dunno if I would be forging guns or not I rather prefer genuine ones

Welcome aboard Shadow I have looked at the lost wax technique is the lost foam method similar to that? presumably carve the item out of a styrene type foam former and place that in the moulding box covered with sand and then pour the molten metal in dissolving the styrene former, is that how it works?
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UKBiker wrote:
Dunno if I would be forging guns or not I rather prefer genuine ones

presumably carve the item out of a styrene type foam former and place that in the moulding box covered with sand and then pour the molten metal in dissolving the styrene former, is that how it works?


Hello,UKBiker  yes that is all there is to it.
Here is a link to show how good the cast are when done right:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhII8q4apiA
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