Sunday, 4 July 2010

Blimey, over a month since my last blog....

... I just wish it was due to a flurry of workshop activity. I don't really know where the time has gone, but it has.

I've started a side project to build a foundry to sand cast parts in aluminium. The logic behind this is that in the long run it will save time as I will be able to sand cast items like my rear brake hanger rather than building cutting, filing, grinding and bolting up from sheets of aluminium. I'm not entirely sure if this argument holds water but what the hell, building a foundry is a cool project and I reckon casting aluminium will be a good way to keep warm in winter evenings.

This is as far as I've got....

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Next step is to line it with refractory, which means finding a reasonably priced supply of fireclay. Oh and I'll be needing some kind of crucible, current plan is 4" pipe capped with either a screw on cap (preferred option) or with some plate welded on.

Oh and I sold my house two days ago which means I need to find space for all the crap I had been storing in my old garage. It also means I now have some disposible income so hopefully progress will not be held up while I save for parts/materials/tools.

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