Casting for the Home Workshop -

Casting for the Home Workshop

By Henry Tindell, Dave Cooper

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The techniques of casting are of crucial importance in our day-to-day lives, being used in the manufacture of diverse products ranging from dental implants and hip replacement joints, through bicycle frames and car engine parts, to the most exquisite items of sculpture and jewellery. Nevertheless, the prospect of casting can seem daunting to the home metalworker. Casting for the Home Workshop aims to demystify the craft and make it accessible to all. Topics covered include the history of casting; tools, materials and equipment; techniques; the home foundry and post-casting operations. AUTHORS: Henry Tindell is a chartered engineer, with a thirty-five year career behind him. He gained a double first in Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, followed by an M.Sc and Ph.D for work on metal-matrix composites for orthopaedic surgery. Now semi-retired, he works as a consultant and home workshop-based engineer. Dave Cooper undertook an apprenticeship as a moulder coremaker and has worked in both ferrous and non-ferrous foundries, making items ranging from bronze propellers to cast iron lathe beds. He has always been interested in steam and is currently working on making a beam engine, making the pattern moulds and cores himself, before undertaking the casting, machining and assembly. 280 colour and 75 b/w photographs

Product code: 9781785003530

ISBN 9781785003530
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H260xW215xS14
Series Crowood Metalworking Guides
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd