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La fonderie de Yan / Yan's foundry

Fontes pour le tour Gingery
Gingery lathe castings

Here I will show some castings I made for the Gingery lathe. It is a slow process to make the patterns.

Here is a pattern I made for a half 6" pulley and the resulting cavity in sand ready to cast.


And here it is after casting. I worried a bit because the sprue did not fill completely.
The aluminium was not too hot and solidified quite fast. It's a big part.


Here it is in close-up. The details are pretty good, but I have some sand inclusion.
I must admit the sand was a bit on the dry side and there was not enough metal.