Casting a marine propeller.

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 05-17-2012 05:56 PM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this video pretty interesting.. this is how they make the patterns to create a mold for casting a large marine propeller. That’s a lot of plywood. And sawdust.

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 03:38 AM

Cool! thanks for sharing. That would be a cool way to make a spiral table base or something.

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 08:54 PM

A long time ago in France I saw one being made, out of brass, for an aircraft carrier on a CNC machine.
As you can imagine it was huge and it had variable pitch

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 09:10 PM

Very interesting, thanks for the link.

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