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Books or Video on Foundrys


#1

I am moving to a place where I can finally build a small foundry for
do my bronze work, are there any good books out there on how to
build such a foundry?

Thanks,
Jerry


#2

That I don’t know, but you could visit Chicago Fire Arts and the
Indianapolis Art Center, which both have foundries.

http://www.ChicagoFireArts.org

and

http://www.indplsartcenter.org

Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#3

Take a look at the books on foundry building at Lindsay’s Technical
Books catalog site. http://www.lindsaybks.com


#4

Hi Jerry,

   I am moving to a place where I can finally build a small
foundry for do my bronze work, are there any good books out there
on how to build such a foundry?

Lindsay Books (lindsaybooks.com) has reprinted (1989) the US Navy
Foundry Manual. It’s an 8 1/2 x 11, 291 pages

It may not have everything you want, but it should be a good 1st
step.

Dave


#5

I heartily second the recommendations of Lindsay books. There are
also some good online sources for and supplies:

http://users.frii.com/katana/castindex.html
http://www.budgetcastingsupply.com/
http://www.anvilfire.com/
http://www.jamesriser.com/Machinery/GasForge/PropaneForge.html


#6
I am moving to a place where I can finally build a small foundry
for do my bronze work, are there any good books out there on how to
build such a foundry? 

My favorite source for traditional big metalworking projects is
Lindsay’s books. They have a huge collection of reprints of old
manuals and books. www.lindsaybks.com is the front door for same.

I have gotten books from Lindsay on copperworking for ship
maintenance, how to build a forge for iron working, how to build a
large metal lathe with almost no tools, books on how to run and
maintain a lathe - a never ending source of fascinating
All very reasonably priced.

Judy Hoch


#7

Dear Jerry,

If anyone has books or videos about building a foundry, its probably
Lindsay’s Technical Books. They have books on every sort of metal and
electrical subject you can think of and the catalog is pretty funny
as well. You can reach them at www.lindsaybks.com or 815-935-5353.
I’m a satisfied customer as are a number of my blacksmithing friends.

Linda
Linda Holmes-Rubin
ForCapital Associates of Atlanta