Saturday, March 29, 2014

Soap Dish Casting Attempt 2

I tried casting the soap dish again.  This time it filled the mold 1/3 of the way which is an improvement from last time.  I had widened the gate for the metal to enter from 1/2" to 3/4" which helped, however this time I barely got the crucible melted before my oil tank ran out, so it poured a bit cold.
incomplete soap dish casting

The ejector pins worked out alright as it stuck to the correct side of the mold.  Unfortunately, I bent the two ejector pins pretty badly from hitting them with a hammer.  It looks like this might actually cast correctly next time
ejector pin detail on casting.

CONTINUE TO PART 6 -- New Oil Burner

BACK TO PART 4 -- Soap Dish Casting Attempt #1


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