Metalcasting (Craftmaster)

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A-to-Z guide to low-volume metalcasting There's plenty of demand for one-shot or low production metalcasting job work, but the work often goes begging for lack of anyone to do it. Interested? Metalcasting by C.W. Ammen is packed with step-by-step guidelines for getting started and working effectively and efficiently in this time-honored craft. You get hands-on advice and cost-cutting tips, plus sound ideas for safety and productivity. In easy-to-understand language, this guide shows you how to use metalcrafting's tools and processes, casting and mold making...molding sands...molding equipment....metal melting, handling, and pouring devices...alloys...and more, including: *Patination of cast metals *Working with chemically-bonded molds *Newest molding, casting, and pattern-making techniques A Frequently Asked Questions section anticipates and responds to typical beginner's queries about applications and repair techniques and other metalcasting issues.

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Want to cast and finish an art bronze? Make one-of-a-kind jewelry piece? From finding supplies to using innovative casting, molding, and finishing techniques, this learn-as-you-go book - a hit with hobbyists for nearly 20 years - gives you an unbeatable introduction to the rewards of metalcasting. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, patterns, and more, Metalcasting helps you set up your home shop...design projects...work safely...and get professional results, even if you're a beginner. GET PROFESSIONAL METALCASTING RESULTS FROM THE START: Create works of art, furniture, hobby items, jewelry, even machine parts. Use the latest bonded molds for quicker results; perform precision casting with new techniques; Make your own patterns with time-saving directions or use ready-made patterns in this book; Discover the many varieties of casting and molding you can learn step by step; Use the Croning Process, slush casting, the CO2 method, die casting, and more in your own shop; Finish your pieces beautifully with new patination techniques; Learn how to make your hobby profitable.

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