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  1. slush casting

    @ Perkolator, the wheel idea is great! and gives me some ideas for further modifications...Thanks!
  2. slush casting

    Thats a good idea to keep in mind...Thanks!
  3. slush casting

    I'm shure I could design something and weld it up but I like to take advantage of those who have gone before me whenever possible....I'm shure I'm not the first person to think of this I've just been unable to find anything on the internet, I keep coming up with rotocasting machines.
  4. slush casting

    I think you mean slip casting. I think you are right...Its a language thing I am an old resin caster and foundry guy... Ive never seen what you are describing, but it would be fairly simple and inexpensive to build--how heavy are the molds youre pouring? I don't know what the weight will be yet but the smallest would be 12" x 12" x 24" plus the weight of the slip so I'm guessing at least 60lb filled.
  5. slush casting

    I think you mean slip casting. I think you are right...Its a language thing I am an old resin caster and foundry guy...
  6. I intend to set up a production slush casting of a product line and have been thinking of some sort of tilting frame work on wheels that I can clamp a heavy mold pour in the slurry and then rotate it to drain over a tub without having to lift and handle the molds by hand all day. Does anyone here know of a manufactured frame or a place to obtain plans to build one? Thanks!
  7. best mold book

    Thanks, I have a sister in Montana I may just go for a visit. Ha!
  8. best mold book

    I'll check on the cowley book...am a sculptor and used to work in bronze foundry so i'm pretty familiar with that process.
  9. best mold book

    Slush casting is mostly an industrial method. Information on this method of hollow casting can be found by doing a search at the Business and Industry Branch or the Science and Technical Branch of the Library . I am sure you will find information there. That is where I found it. I have done the resin casting and the urethane casting using plaster as my final hollow product. I did not use mechanical devices for rotating. I rotated the mold by hand. For the urethane and resin information I also used the library. There was one really good book in the crafts section of Barnes and Noble. It had very simplistic instruction but it was a good starting point. I can't remember the title though. The following book I found on the New York Public Library site. I don't know if it is 'the best'. But maybe the bibliography can lead you to a better selection. If you can't find this in your town you may be able to do an interlibrary loan. Lead Toy Casting, Including Slush and Gravity Casting & Mould Making By Rhead, G. F. Thanks Lucille I'll check it out.
  10. best mold book

    Slush casting is mostly an industrial method. Information on this method of hollow casting can be found by doing a search at the Business and Industry Branch or the Science and Technical Branch of the Library . I am sure you will find information there. That is where I found it. I have done the resin casting and the urethane casting using plaster as my final hollow product. I did not use mechanical devices for rotating. I rotated the mold by hand. For the urethane and resin information I also used the library. There was one really good book in the crafts section of Barnes and Noble. It had very simplistic instruction but it was a good starting point. I can't remember the title though. The following book I found on the New York Public Library site. I don't know if it is 'the best'. But maybe the bibliography can lead you to a better selection. If you can't find this in your town you may be able to do an interlibrary loan. Lead Toy Casting, Including Slush and Gravity Casting & Mould Making By Rhead, G. F.
  11. best mold book

    Thanks Matt, I actually have purchased that book and it is good but is targeted toward tableware teapots etc. I am doing figurines with many undercuts...It may be that I simply need to cast in sections and assemble before firing. Just looking for a quicker production method to keep down costs.
  12. best mold book

    Not a book, but maybe this will be of interest to you http://www.heidimaie.../HTML/demos.htm Christine Interesting link thanks...would still like to find good book on plaster molds, have looked on amazon but it's hard to judge a book when you can't look through it.
  13. best mold book

    I am still considering ceramics but lack experience in multi piece plaster molds.
  14. Is there a specific book that is generally considered (the best) on making molds for slush casting? I am interested in multi piece molds...
  15. roto cast

    Thank you all for taking the time to answer my question , looks like my choice is either complicated hard mold or cold cast resin.
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