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Casting for the home workshop

Author: Henry Tindell; Dave Cooper
Publisher: Wiltshire : Crowood, 2018.
Series: Crowood metalworking guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The techniques of casting are of crucial importance in our day-to-day lives, being used in the manufacture of diverse products ranging from dental implants and hip replacement joints, through bicycle frames and car engine parts, to the most exquisite items of sculpture and jewelry. Nevertheless, the prospect of casting can seem daunting to the home metalworker. This book aims to make it accessible to all. Topics  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Tindell; Dave Cooper
ISBN: 9781785003530 1785003534
OCLC Number: 1050840557
Description: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: The history of casting --
Fundamentals of the casting process --
Setting up a home workshop foundry --
Methods of casting --
Design for castings --
Materials for castings --
Post-casting processes --
Case studies, processes and projects --
Appendix I: Safety aspects --
Appendix II: Useful data --
Appendix III: Glossary.
Series Title: Crowood metalworking guides.
Responsibility: Henry Tindell and Dave Cooper.

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The techniques of casting are of crucial importance in our day-to-day lives, being used in the manufacture of diverse products ranging from dental implants and hip replacement joints, through bicycle frames and car engine parts, to the most exquisite items of sculpture and jewelry. Nevertheless, the prospect of casting can seem daunting to the home metalworker. This book aims to make it accessible to all. Topics covered include the history of casting; tools, materials and equipment; techniques; the home foundry; and post-casting operations.

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