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Foundry tools
« on: March 13, 2015, 04:49:20 PM »
Hi Lads

Here a a couple of photos of some foundry moulding tools that came last week , all forged steel  :thumbup:



Need a bigger box , a dom perignon 1958 may do  :lol: :lol: :lol:




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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 05:27:05 PM »
Rob

You look like you are getting serious about casting. I'm putting my order in now for tickets for front row and center when the activities begin.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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ps: I'll handle the popcorn sales and we will both make a mint.  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 05:35:40 PM »
I'm sure I've seen Tiger Woods play with a set just like them ones. :lol: :lol:

Sorry Rob,I couldn't resist......OZ.
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 05:46:11 PM »
Beats my modified spoon  :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 06:42:28 PM »
Hi Rob , are you sure some of them are not surgical instruments  :bugeye: ......................... looks good kit are they new / hand made/ or old stock ?? a dam nice set either way  :thumbup:

 John your spoon seems to have done all you have ever asked of it and never let you down :dremel:

  Cheers Mick

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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 07:38:38 PM »
Looks like what you'd find in a 1900's era surgeon's bag.

Care to educate us as to the use of each, or maybe you don't know yet? ;)  Agreed, some sweet (read: expensive) looking instruments.

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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 08:09:03 PM »
What a fine collection of tools!  :bow:

Yes, I'd like to know how they are used, too. Some you can figure out by looking at them, but others......?

Seems almost like you could carve sand without a pattern for some things, with a set like that. Is that the reason for them?  :coffee:
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2015, 01:50:03 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: Cheers Lads  :thumbup:


Basically they are for repairing / smoothing the surface of the mould cavity , thats why they have different arch's , curves  and sections . Also used for cutting gates and runners . These are of the forged high carbon steel variety , opposed  to the  cheaper cast brass type . 

Sand box tools  :)

Now I better put the wife's cutlery back in the draw  :lol: :lol:

Just need to get round to  making  a few trowels of different shapes and sizes  :dremel:

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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2015, 05:10:57 PM »
 
      Really smart set of tools you have there Rob, have you got a project in mind?

                                                          Cheers David


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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2015, 05:43:10 AM »

      Really smart set of tools you have there Rob, have you got a project in mind?

                                                          Cheers David

Cheer David ,

          I have allot of projects I would like to cast , parts for my Clarckson TCG , lathe fixed and travelling steady's to name just a few .  Just need to finish the Cupola .  :palm:




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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 08:34:15 AM »
They are very nice Rob, I am looking forward to the videos of the cupola, I must admit I have an urge to build one!
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 09:49:17 AM »
Yes, the cupola will be amazing!  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 05:31:44 PM »
This is like "Memory Reloaded"!

We had a Buck and Hickman shop in Salford!

When the mates GF bought a beach buggy in 1973 we needed to get the rear drums off!

B&H: 36mm 3/4 socket and a big breaker bar please? "Certailnly sir - no problem!"

Very good price too

Where are they now?

Also for anyone who lived in Manchester:

On the way up to Piccadily station (on the concouse approack)  there was a tool shop/engineering shop with Myfords in the Window!

Bought a few bits and pieces for my ML7 there (Forget the name though!)
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 06:08:02 PM »
Yes I remember that shop Will back in 1972/3 when I spent 6 months in Manchester  :thumbup:
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 06:26:18 PM »
This is like "Memory Reloaded"!

We had a Buck and Hickman shop in Salford!

When the mates GF bought a beach buggy in 1973 we needed to get the rear drums off!

B&H: 36mm 3/4 socket and a big breaker bar please? "Certailnly sir - no problem!"

Very good price too

Where are they now?

Also for anyone who lived in Manchester:

On the way up to Piccadily station (on the concouse approack)  there was a tool shop/engineering shop with Myfords in the Window!

Bought a few bits and pieces for my ML7 there (Forget the name though!)

Will,

The shop on Piccadilly Sation approach was Joseph Gleave & Son. I must have been in there hundreds of times when I was at college in Manchester. I remember a new Myford ML10 was 150 - but I couldn't afford it! They're still going at Chester Road in Stretford. I don't know if they still have a showroom.

Buck & Hickman are still going but they don't appear to sell machine tools any more. I have a catalogue with 1985 prices. An ML10 was 496 without any chuck or a motor. A Super 7b (again without a chuck or motor) was 1,436 (+VAT).

Cheers.

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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2015, 02:24:24 PM »
Speaking of Cupola's  , bet Buck & Hickman dont stock them any more  ,aarh the good old days when you could nip doon the road and pick up a furnace or two  :lol:




And sadly the only thing worth a look at on Whitechapel Rd London  , is  the "Whitechapel Bell Foundry"  Big Ben , Liberty Bell  and the 9/11 bell to name but a few .



Still maintaining many original features  , the shop front is a very  interesting wee museum  . One day I hope to be in  London when  there is a workshop tour on  :ddb:


Rob



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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2015, 02:36:11 PM »
"I'd like an emergency cupola please...."
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2015, 04:59:07 PM »
Ah Nostalgia!

Right:! Whos building the full size time machine!
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Re: Foundry tools
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2015, 05:05:07 PM »
Sounds like a plan Will  :lol: :lol:

Rob