How to cast with Delft Clay

Written By Ben | Last Updated Sunday, Nov 8, 2015

Casting with Delft Clay is a easy and pleasant experience and does not require many tools or prep work. Users of Delft Clay can expect a high quality result even with little knowledge at a beginners level. Lets not waste anytime and get straight into it. What you need: 1 Aluminum casting rings set or flask. Casting metal in this case pewter Heat source that can melt your chosen metal (blowtorch).

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Bronze casting (history)

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

A brief history of bronze and lost wax casting During the third millennium B.C., ancient Greek artisans experimented with beeswax carvings and discovered that bronze had distinct advantages over copper in the creation of statues. Bronze is an alloy of 90 percent copper and ten percent tin. It has a lower melting point than copper, remains in a liquid state longer than copper when filling molds, and it also produces a better quality casting than pure copper with a superior tensile strength.

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Centrifugal Casting

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Small Centrifugal casting machines are often used by silversmiths and in the dental industry. Where can I buy small casting centrifuge? The best, safest and cheapest place we have found is eBay, you can pick up a small “Dental Laboratory Centrifugal Casting Machine” for under $200 USD you may be able to get better prices at alibaba.com but “caveat emptor” buyer beware, unless you completely trust the seller do not pay via things like Western union or Money Gram as its impossible to get your money back and is often used by scammers.

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Delftclay Casting Information

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Delft Clay works a lot like sand casting does, however allows finer details in the cast and with the aid of the metal flask rings it makes the casting process enjoyable and fairly easy, even for a beginner. You can buy the full Delft Clay Casting Kit from amazon. What is Delft Clay? The Delft Clay method of casting is a form of sand casting. It makes it possible to make remarkably sharp castings of many objects in gold, silver and other metals.

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Greensand Recipe - How to make Green Sand

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Sand casting is a vital procedure in metal casting where sand is used in the process of molding. Also referred to as sand molded casting, this process usually occurs in foundries which are specialized factories where metal casting occurs. It is not actually green in color but it is expendable mold that is made out of wet sand and is used to make the mold shape for green sand casting for metal.

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Greensand, Sand Casting & Greensand Recipe

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Sand Casting is the process of using sand to produce a negative mold to pour whatever medium you what your cast to be. The sand itself is not normal sand in most cases, it has had things added to make it more resistant to heat and to cast a finer finish. Fine sand is often used with with a bonding agent (clay normally - bentonite and kaolinite) sometimes oil but used less because of rising prices and then the mixture is moistened to make the casting sand, you can read more about that below if you wish to make your own.

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Homemade crucible for melting scrap metal

Written By Ben | Last Updated Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Need a crucible to melt your scrap metal? You can make one of your own using a few simple tools and materials. Here’s how to do it. What You'll Need: 1 gallon of sand Heat-resistant cement 1 bag of charcoal 4 bricks- Ceramic plant pot 5-gallon metal bucket Iron muffin mold Metal fireplace tongs Shovel Wheelbarrow Work gloves Directions 1. Mix cement according to package directions. Avoid pouring the cement too quickly, as this can cause toxic dust to rise up.

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