Workshop Practice Series: No. 25 The Backyard Foundry
The Backyard Foundry covers basic principles, materials and techniques, pattern making, moulding boxes, cores and core-boxes, electric, gas and coke furnaces, and includes step-by-step procedures with examples of locomotive cylinders amd wheels.
Sources of speacialised materials and even the design of an outdoor furnace suitable for small-scale comercial work are given. Each stage and subject is covered in detail so that even the inexperienced can undertake casting with confidence.