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Casting Metal Parts - Hoffman

Casting Metal Parts - Hoffman

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CASTING METAL PARTSCASTING METAL PARTS
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2002
We have many good Mini and other books on Gunsmithing, Knife making, History, Out of date, and Crafts books. The purpose is to give you the basic information on subject that iscovered here. I hope you enjoy and learn from these books. H. HoffmanAll rights reserved. No parts of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in anyform or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or anyinformation storage and retrieval system, without the written consent of the publisher.
Action Book Publishers
7174 Hoffman Rd.San Angelo, TX. 76905Phone/Fax 915-655-5953
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CASTING METAL PARTSGETTING STARTED
The first item we will talk about is a way to melt metal. You can use a gas furnace or anelectric furnace, which is easy to make.
MAKING A ELECTRIC OVEN
The tools required for making an electric oven usually are found in your shop or garage. At acost of about twenty to thirty dollars and in a few evenings you can own an oven of which youcan be proud.The oven that you can make is capable of temperatures up to 1900ÿ and, if equipped withboth a pyrometer and power control, it can maintain near constant temperatures over thisrange.Once you have established the power setting that you need for a given temperature, it issimple to set up a time/power, ratio you can duplicate the temperatures.The power ratings for this oven, is based on the availability of heating elements, which we willuse the electric elements for a 1000 watt oven.The heating element used is the type normally sold in appliance and electric supply stores.The element for appliances such as the clothes drier is already coiled and need only bestretched to the required length for use with this oven. It is made of Nichrome wire, whichoffers resistance to current flow, thus producing the necessary heat. If the element does bum
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CASTING METAL PARTS
out, replacement is simple and a fraction of the cost of a commercial unit.The oven can be used as for a heat-treating and tempering oven for steel tools, enamelingand other similar applications. With Imagination, you can find many other applications anduses for this piece of equipment.
MATERIALS
Galvanized iron sheet, 26 gauge1 Pc. 7 þý x 32ý (top & sides)1 PC. 7 þý x 8 þý (door)1 PC. 6 þý x 12ý (bottom)I PC. 11ý x 15ý (back cover) (light gauge)2 PC. 2ý x 3 1/4ý5 insulating fire brick, 2300ÿ F, 9ý x 2 þý x 4 þý24 round head sheet metal screws, #6 x 3/8ý1 PC. Asbestos shingle or sheet asbestos, approx. 2ý x 2 Pcs. flat steel, 1/8ý x þý x 1-pint high temperature furnace cement1 heating element, Nichrome, coiled, 1000 watts at 110 volts1 Pc. round steel, 1 üý x 18ý4 brass machine screws, round head, 10-24 x ûý8 hex nuts, brass, 10-241 PC. Round metal stock, any material, 1 þý x 4ý (for the counterweight)1 heavy-duty line cord (type used on electric irons)
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