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Metalcasting (Craftmaster)
by C. W. Ammen

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Paperback - 432 pages (September 27, 1999)
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 007134246X
 Dimensions (in inches): 1.24 x 9.23 x 7.39

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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 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.

From the Back Cover

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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