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    Tools for sandcasting

    From left to right, crucible lifting tongs, regular tongs for coal and metal loading, pouring shank, skimming tool.

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    well thanks for sharing have you any layouts i could have so i can make some up for myself?

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    I don't have plans or dimension for these. They were measured up against my crucible.

    The lifting tongs were made from a pair of domestic coal tongs with the faces ground down and drilled. The jaws are bent pieces of "repair plate" which are pop riveted onto them. These were just a convenient length and need to be long enough to stop the cruicble tilting whilst it is being lifted.

    The pouring shank was made from a fire poker that was hacksawn down the end and then heated in the furnace till red and bent into shape with a large pair of pliers. You need to ensure that the prongs are longer enough to support the crucible, for large sized crucibles I'd recommend making a complete loop and welding the ends together. You can then place that on the floor and lower the crucible onto it with the lifting tongs.

    The skimmer was a bent barman's spoon with a hand turned wooden handle.
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    thanks for that i know what i'm doing this weekend!!!! meantime back to making up some mockups of some lathe tools before i do the real ones. Thanks again.



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