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Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists

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The process of casting metal in a sand mold, a craft which has been practiced for centuries, is actually very simple. Backyard Foundry for Home Machinists is essential reading for anyone interested in getting started in foundry or casting work. It provides a wealth of useful information on materials and techniques, pattern-making, molding boxes, cores and core-boxes, and melting metals. Locomotive cylinders and wheels are covered in depth for model engineers. This book also offers a design for building an outdoor solid-fuel furnace, suitable for small-scale commercial work. Each stage and subject is covered in detail with helpful photography and drawings so that even beginners can undertake casting with confidence.


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Pages 96
Publish Date 2015-05-01
Size 5.83" x 8.27" x 0.23"
Author B. Terry Aspin
Product Form Paperback / softback


About the Author

B. Terry Aspin was the author of three books about foundry work and home shop machining: The Backyard Foundry, Foundrywork for the Amateur, and The Model Locomotive from Scratch. He built his own scale steam locomotives and was known for his dedication to making every bit of his models from scratch. A talented and prolific commercial artist, Terry illustrated his own books, and provided artwork for many years to Model Railway magazine.

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