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Portable Lightweight Foundry

is getting ready for Maker Faire. One of the things he’d really like to do is some casting demonstrations. However, he has no desire to take his expensive and heavy electric kiln based foundry to Maker Faire. 292 more words

Tool Hacks

Made in the USA – the rebirth of the North American foundry industry

By Mark Lambrix
Director of North American Foundry Technology for Wheelabrator OEM

Until recently, the foundry industry had been in decline in North America. Cheap labor costs in countries like China saw companies looking overseas for foundry requirements. 715 more words



Throttle body for Triumph TR-7

2 halves of mold

Painted, bondo’d molds

Ramming up the cope

Ramming up the drag



Mold with casting

Final part


Holiday in the Caribbean

Here’s a scenic piece that I put together recently, showing a pirate relaxing with his dog. I actually like this one immensely! The story behind this is a good explanation why. 295 more words


RRtK for Thucydides, Part 3

Basing and/or Rebasing

Before moving deeper into troop types and how to represent them on the table top, I thought I’d take a quick break and show the process I use to base figures and also how I rebase them. 760 more words


Concept to Completion

I am excited to have weighting accepted to the Western Cast Iron Conference show Concept to Completion in Scottsdale Arizona.  The show had over 110 entries and was juried by  74 more words


Reason 101 for "The Why?"

Reason 101 for “The Why?”As John and I conversed back and forth about why we should start this blog, we kept revisiting the deeply entrenched political beliefs and behaviors, that surrounded us growing up in Youngstown, Ohio.  142 more words