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JinKesef

I’m about to start pouring my own bars

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1 minute ago, StackSellRepeat said:

Bud I’d suggest in investing in some safety equipment before you do anything ;)  

I bought goggles, gloves, and eye protection 

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5 minutes ago, JinKesef said:

I bought goggles, gloves, and eye protection 

Better to be safe than sorry, you see so many guys now days pouring bare handed with Home made devices & not taking to consideration the safety. May I ask what sort of set up you currently have ? I.e furnace,Oxy torch,propane torch etc....

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Pouring aluminium years back the mould wasn’t completely dry. It wasn’t pretty!

Before I retired I worked in R&D at an automated foundry, I did the programming. Iron on water was our biggest fear. We ran the slag off in to a water flume with no problems.

Just be careful, wear full PPE.

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3 hours ago, StackSellRepeat said:

Better to be safe than sorry, you see so many guys now days pouring bare handed with Home made devices & not taking to consideration the safety. May I ask what sort of set up you currently have ? I.e furnace,Oxy torch,propane torch etc....

I have two small jewelers crucibles, one that can hold 100g and one that can hold 500g, two 2oz graphite molds, 2 map torches, safety equipment I listed, borax, bricks, fire extinguisher, and firebrick.. That’s all I can remember at the moment. I haven’t gotten any punch stamps because I want to get a good feel for it first. Thinking about getting a sand bucket.

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3 hours ago, StackSellRepeat said:

@JinKesef seems to be from the states, I believe these lucky folk on most occasions can get PM at spot from their local dealers if not just a few buck unlike us across the pond :( 

I do get generic rounds for spot and tax free if I spend a certain amount of money. 

 


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3 hours ago, kimchi said:

And practice your secret handshake.

:ph34r:

I had that down a long time ago lol

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Leather is the usual thing but ouch the cost.

Basically anything that stops molten metal long enough for you to get it off. If i was just having a go I would probably use a damp towel just for now

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2 hours ago, RoughDog said:

Practice pouring with something that isn't too dangerous like hot water.

I saw what happened to the T-1000.  Looks painful.

I’ve been in a professional kitchen all my life, I’m use to pouring hot stuff

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1 hour ago, TonyS said:

Pouring aluminium years back the mould wasn’t completely dry. It wasn’t pretty!

Before I retired I worked in R&D at an automated foundry, I did the programming. Iron on water was our biggest fear. We ran the slag off in to a water flume with no problems.

Just be careful, wear full PPE.

Oh I plan on it. I’ve been watching a lot of videos and reading a lot of articles and blogs about it and they never tell people to have a fire extinguishers around. 

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4 minutes ago, bored said:

Leather is the usual thing but ouch the cost.

Basically anything that stops molten metal long enough for you to get it off. If i was just having a go I would probably use a damp towel just for now

I’ll ask my metal worker friend if he has some extra ones, thank you!

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Don't forget protective leggings and foot shields over your boots.  I saw what molten iron did to the top of someone's instep just because he forgot to wear ankle and foot shields.

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