Got a project that you are working on that is not a tractor? Maybe a barn to hold your tractors or just fun stuff like woodworking, glass, tools, sheds, gardens, custom implements, etc., this is the place to talk about it.
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:50 pm
Has anyone tried metal casting. Would be interested in seeing your set up if you have pictures.
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 am
I cast bullets from wheel weights and lead.
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:45 pm
On Youtube.com there are videos about casting parts for scale model hit and miss engines. just wonder what experience anyone has had.
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:24 pm
I see plenty at work. I work at a ductile iron foundry. we make safety/suspension parts for ford ,chevy ,bmw, vw.
what type of part did you have in mind on trying to cast?
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:54 pm
Inside front wheel weights?
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:01 pm
My understanding is that you will have to make your own pattern a bit over size for there is about 8% shrinkage as the casting solidify s and cools. This means that to get the same weight you can't use an original. This shrinkage will probably affect the mounting hole spacing too. If doing it for yourself a little trial and error will get er done.
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:22 am
We need an original to make a pattern from and go from there. A Clay mold of the original to make a new oversize pattern with a pantograph like they do with coins?
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