Friday, July 3, 2009

Test Casting...

Today I'm doing a test cast to make sure my new casting torch is going to be hot enough. Last month I did a test run using my old torch and it barely melted the surface of my casting grain. I had to pull my glass torch off of the bench and use that to finish the job and even then, I barely had enough heat. My new torch will run on acetylene and tanked oxy - woohoo! HEAT!!!

Here's a pic of the rings sprued onto the rubber base:

Here they are with the metal flask around them:

And here they are invested. :^)

My burn out cycle is about 10 hours long so I will be casting around 1:30 in the morning, woohoo!!!

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