There are plenty of clear diagrams explaining everything from how a cupola furnace works to pouring clean ingots. 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.
This guide shows you how to use metal crafting tools and processes, casting and mold making, molding sands, molding equipment, metal melting, handling, and pouring devices, alloys and more. Patination of cast metals, working with chemically bonded molds, the newest molding, casting, and pattern-making techniques are just a few of what is taught.