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by markmc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:53 am

Just thought i would put this out there.

To better serve my customers and offer you guys with ideas for parts related to our platform.
I am building my own small Aluminum Foundry,
So hit me up if you need something made of sand cast aluminum.

Thanks again for your support.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:32 am

Good Luck with your endeavor!
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by bartonmd » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:39 am

Cool!
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by The Roadie » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:46 am

Very nice. I've heard of folks using 3D plastic printers to make master patterns to make the sand molds. Got any buddies there who do 3D printing?
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:01 am

Mark...PM sent on 3d printing
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by v7guy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:57 am

This is one of those things that is on my long "to do" list. A small "gingery mill" would be a nice project. When you can cast your own stuff and then machine it the possibilities are amazing.
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by NC_IslandRunner » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:01 pm

I saw a instructable on building one last night.
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by bartonmd » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:58 pm

Do watch out, though, Mark! I don't know where you're doing this, but if you're doing it for other people and you burn your house down, your home insurance won't cover it. This is the reason I pay $220/month for my fab insurance. Also, the people that do my fab insurance wanted to know that I was NOT doing any kind of melting metal (other than welding and cutting), or they wouldn't cover me at all. I have no idea what real insurance for in-your-garage foundry would run you, IF you could get anybody to cover it. What you've posted right here is enough that if you had something happen, your homeowners insurance could say that you are doing it as a business, and it isn't covered.

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by markmc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Thanks for the well wishes..
Kyle reminded me of a old site member that does 3D printing..

Setting up in a detached very small garage made of metal..Perfect for my needs..
i am more worried about Hurricanes or people next door thinking i am cooking Meth..
Hopefully expand in near future...
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by Trail X » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:31 am

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. BTW, I moved this into your vendor section Mark.
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