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Hi everyone, I mainly focus on metal casting projects using recycled scrap aluminum and other accessories in the pattern creations.
Aluminum is a very versatile material and I would like to promote the awareness of aluminum recycling via different metal casting projects.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Casting a new foundry flask (Part II)

Yesterday I casted the second pattern of my new aluminum foundry flask. The first attempt of the sand moulding failed. I had to improve the angle/draft around the patterns handle section. After using more filler, sanding it and then finishing with a coat of varnish.
The angle filler adjustment did the job and the sand mould second attempt was very good. I used again my homemade green sand and the aluminum casting was satisfactory.

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