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12-15-2016 12:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane casting

Hey everyone,
So I recently thought that maybe I would do a blog. its going to be a combination of metalworking, woodworking, and some design, I want to make a cast iron plane of my own, make the molds, cast the iron, and form the totes and knobs, I will perhaps be starting this 2 summers from now but in the meantime I do have some questions in terms of logistics. What material are the lever caps made of? How much would I have to account for metal shrinking upon cooling? I know some No. 1 fakers are distinguishable due to the fact that they were cast without shrinkage in mind.
Would love to hear some suggestions and any tips from metalworkers here!

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 05:31 AM

Check out Youtube’s ‘myfordboy’ for some interesting videos on greensand casting.

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