How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts

How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts

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By (author) William A. Cannon

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 208mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1989
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0830604146
  • ISBN 13: 9780830604142
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 62,226

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This is a make-your-own guide for hard-to-find small parts! Using this excellent sourcebook as a guide, you can easily make high quality, defect-free castings for almost any purpose ...at amazingly low cost! Just some of the countless uses you'll find for this potentially profitable skill ...making obsolete or vintage car parts, hood ornaments, garden and fireplace tools, kitchen utensils, automotive parts, replacing broken antique parts, reproducing sculpture, plaques, and other art ...all kinds of decorative and useful objects for your own use or to sell!Writing in nontechnical language, author William Cannon provides all the instruction you need to cast any part ...putting an end to those long and often unfruitful scavenger hunts through shops, flea markets, and swap meets. This time- and money-saving second edition of the 'bible' on casting small metal and rubber parts guides you through all the basics of foundry work. You'll learn how to reproduce or create new items of brass, bronze, or other metals ...or almost anything made of rubber.Cannon shows you how to organize your own home workshop - the equipment you'll need, how much it costs, and how to set it all up! You can even open your own full - or part-time business. You'll discover which metal is better for certain jobs and why, how to choose molding sands, how to design and produce molds, and how to repair castings. Plus information is included on coremaking, casting problems and their causes, finishing castings and correcting defects ...even chapters on grinding, polishing, and buffing. Plus the completely updated and revised information on casting rubber parts will bring up up-to-date on all the recent developments in polyurethane rubber.

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WIlliam A. Cannon is Technical Editor of Skinned Knuckles Magazine, a monthly magazine for automobile collectors and restorers. He has spent over 30 years as a materials engineer and scientist in the chemical, automotive, and aerospace industries.

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A MAKE-YOUR-OWN GUIDE FOR HARD-TO-FIND SMALL PARTS! Using this excellent sourcebook as a guide, you can easily make high quality, defect-free castings for almost any purpose ... at amazingly low cost! Just some of the countless uses you'll find for this potentially profitable skill ... making obsolete or vintage car parts, hood ornaments, garden and fireplace tools, kitchen utensils, automotive parts, replacing broken antique parts, reproducing sculpture, plaques, and other art ... all kinds of decorative and useful objects for your own use or to sell! Writing in nontechnical language, author William Cannon provides all the instruction you need to cast any part ... putting an end to those long and often unfruitful scavenger hunts through shops, flea markets, and swap meets. This time- and money-saving second edition of the "bible" on casting small metal and rubber parts guides you through all the basics of foundry work. You'll learn how to reproduce or create new items of brass, bronze, or other metals ... or almost anything made of rubber. Cannon shows you how to organize your own home workshop -- the equipment you'll need, how much it costs, and how to set it all up! You can even open your own full- or part-time business. You'll discover which metal is better for certain jobs and why, how to choose molding sands, how to design and produce molds, and how to repair castings. Plus information is included on coremaking, casting problems and their causes, finishing castings and correcting defects ... even chapters on grinding, polishing, and buffing. Plus the completely updated and revised information on casting rubber parts will bring up up-to-date on all the recent developments in polyurethane rubber.

Table of contents

PART 1: CASTING METAL PARTS Chapter 1: Survey of Casting Materials Chapter 2: Casting Your Own Hood Ornament Chapter 3: Alloys You Can Cast Chapter 4: Foundary Equipment: Make It Yourself Chapter 5: Molding Sands, Fluxes, Degassers, and Flasks Chapter 6: How to Make and Pour Molds Chapter 7: Core Making Chapter 8: Casting Problems and Their Causes Chapter 9: Finishing Castings and Correcting Defects Chapter 10: Do's and Don'ts for Safety Chapter 11: Foundary Terms PART 2: CASTING RUBBER PARTS Chapter 12: Rubber and Space-Age Substitute Chapter 13: Making a Top Bow Rest Pad Chapter 14: Making a Four-Hole Grommet Chapter 15: Making Door Bumpers and Check Straps Chapter 16: Making a Fender Lamp Pad Chapter 17: Metal Molds for More Precision Chapter 18: Ingenuity Replaces Original Part Chapter 19: Molding from Defective Pattern Chapter 20: Molding with a Metal Insert Chapter 21: Making a Weatherstripping Mold Chapter 22: How to Estimate Amounts Needed Chapter 23: Be Careful, Clean, Dry, and Accurate! Chapter 24: Tips on Cutting and Shaping Rubber APPENDIX: WHERE TO BUY SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT ABOUT THE AUTHOR INDEX