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    Molding Bench And Casting Set-Up

    Before you can mold patterns you need a bench to mix, hold and fill your mold flasks with molding sand. To that end I built this molding bench it is 2' X 4' and built very heavy with construction grade lumber and 3/4" plywood. It will hold 200 lbs of molding sand and 300 lbs in 5 gallon pails underneath. The roll over rails easily slide out for access to all the sand when mixing.

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    And here are some pictures of my casting setup.
    First setting up for aluminum pour.

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    The safety equipment.

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    The molds ready to pour.

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    All poured and cooling.

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    Setting up for casting iron.

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    Open face iron pour, still red hot.

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    And here is a pic. of some of the first castings I played with.

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    Thanks Carlos B! We've added your Molding Bench to our Forging and Casting category,
    as well as to your builder page: Carlos B's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks Carlos B! We've added your Casting Setup to our Forging and Casting category,
    as well as to your builder page: Carlos B's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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