Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap (Complete 7 Book Series) books with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3. From Book 1: Charcoal Foundry, the first book in the "Metal Working Shop From Scrap Series", gives you plans for building a metal melting furnace and.
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Overview Details A progressive series of projects in seven volumes. Beginning with a simple charcoal fired foundry you produce the castings for building the machine tools to equip your shop. Initially the castings are finished by simple hand methods, but it isn't long before the developing machines are doing much of the work to produce their own parts.
It does not take long to learn the simple craft of pattern-making and sand molding. Each phase of the projects increase your knowledge and skill. Being in the lower melting range of the metals, aluminum and pot metal are delightfully easy to work with.
If you are one who has attempted to weld or solder aluminum you may feel that you would encounter the same frustrations in an attempt to produce a casting, but the exact opposite is true. It melts easily, quickly and clean, itis extremely fluid and there are no deep secrets involved in handling it.
Castings shake out clean and bright and your very first one is most likely to be a success. The charcoal foundry is extremely simple to build and operate and the initial Cost is so low thatit can be in the reach of nearly anyone. The fundamentals of pattern-making and molding are quite easily understood and mastered.
Youcan make great strides with simple tools and materials that are usually on hand in most home shops.
Once you have built the charcoal foundry and the lathe there is little beyond your reach by way of shop equipment. You can build as large or small as you wish and you are your own parts supply company. If you already have some Machine shop equipment you will find that adding a foundry to your shop greatly expands your capacity. Being able to produce your own castings of parts for accessories and equipment is a great advantage. Design your own, make a copy or follow a plan. It's easy when you can produce your own castings.
It's easy, low cost and great fun.