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  • Introduction To Hobby Metal Casting.

    Posted on November 12th, 2005 Rob No comments

    by Col Croucher.

    If youre a practical type of person who enjoys a challenge, then you would definitely enjoy the personal rewards & satisfaction gained from the art of hobby metal casting.

    Your enjoyment will start right from the moment you start to build the simple equipment required. It is possible to create amazing things in metal with a home hobby foundry. With an understanding of basic foundry knowledge, and simple home built equipment is the key to your hobby metal casting success.

    Model engineers, home mechanics, car & motorbike restorers would be amazed at the speed at which new replacement parts can be made. With the right kind of knowledge, many hard to get parts can be made right in your own home foundry…for next to nothing.

    Not only will you save money, and have a lot of fun learning how to melt & cast metal.

    Sand casting can be used to create many things, such as:
    Simple ornamental knobs & handles.
    Parts for radio controlled cars
    Hand wheels for small machinery.
    Property nameplates.
    Make parts for home built Gokarts.
    Simple art castings, statues etc.
    Parts for Vintage car restoration.
    Unobtainable parts for restoration projects.
    The list is really quite endless…

    But first you have to read, and learn about the basic mechanics of hobby foundry so that you know:
    What metals you can melt.
    How to carry out the moulding and casting operations.
    How to build the equipment & tools needed carry out this fascinating, ancient, metal craft.

    You don't need an elaborate workshop to build your hobby foundry equipment. But you do need to have the skills to work with steel. You'll be involved in fabricating & welding, but general workshop skills should get you up and running. You may even have a close friend who could help you out with any skills that you lack.

    One of the best ways to learn about hobby metal casting is to read about how others have actually achieved success. Practical ebooks available on the internet provide a rich source of essential knowledge, especially if the ebook has been written by someone who has successfully built a hobby foundry literally from scratch.

    Its an inspiration to read how anyone could achieve remarkable results with such non-technical, simple equipment.

    The furnace is the most important piece of equipment in your foundry. you'll learn how it is possible to build a low cost, highly efficient gas melter.

    You'll have hours of fun constructing and fabricating all of the tools and equipment required.

    This will be your opportunity to learn all of the steps to make sand moulds, as well as learn about basic pattern making. Some advanced pattern making techniques are also shown which you can use in your own foundry at a later stage.

    Most of the hard yards have been done for you, we show you the easy way to get started in this very rewarding hobby metal craft.

    The knowledge revealed in the ebooks, is practical, good old Australian know how, simplified, so that you wont get bogged down with any technical jargon

    If you are interested to learn more about hobby metal casting, then you should visit: to download your free ebooks, and get started with your rewarding metal craft hobby

    Col Croucher ebook publications. Australia. URL

    About the Author

    Col Croucher is an experienced hobby metal caster and Australian ebook author, he has written six ebooks for the hobby foundry worker to show how set up and cast metal in the backyard workshop. You can visit and learn more at the website:

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