Foundry equipment and pattern, Solved by SignWave, Picture of cast part in comments now.

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It’s great t be back home now after two extended trips this summer and making some chips, sawdust and dust. Surprise this morning, woke up to something white. actually looking forward to it as now I can spend more tim in the shop. Yes snow has come to the north woods.

Not all that bad as one can just throw another log on the fire, takes care of all your scraps and chips.

Was anxious to do some lathe work, a piece of firewood would just work just fine for these projects, Notice the saw cut down the side, I kerf the logs so drying can take place down the whole log, there was very little cracking on the ends, this wood has been drying for two summers, May be a good idea to do it with other blocks you salvage.

Just plain fun to make the chips fly again

And the snow removal was fun too, that novelty may wear off before the end of the winter though

So what is your guess, what are these turnings used for. They have a purpose, will be using them tomorrow. Would like to give a prize for the first one to guess or maybe you know. I will be making a demonstration video.

Any way it is great to share projects and idea’s again with all of you, thanks for your support and encouragement.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 05:29 AM

Oh no it’s the wet, white cold stuff; bit early this year Brian!!
On the “wigwam for the gooses bridle” thingo’s; I have no idea.
Maybe a Christmas decoration??

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 06:34 AM

No clue for me either Brian.
But then that is not unusual for me. LOL


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 07:31 AM

For modeling metal?


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#4 posted 11-08-2017 08:46 AM

Don’t have any idea, maybe some stool or cake stand?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 11:10 AM

I’ve got it figured out but I don’t want to spoil the mystery besides I would prefer that someone else won the door prize.

pssst – is my nose growing, that’s what happens when you lie

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 12:00 PM

Some kind of game?

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#7 posted 11-08-2017 01:09 PM

I’m going to guess that they are nutcrackers. Hammer style, not the dancing around and fight rats style.

-- --Zach

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Joanne Sauvageau

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#8 posted 11-08-2017 01:11 PM

Is it a lamp?

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#9 posted 11-08-2017 01:30 PM

Looks like they’ll be used for sandcasting. The two with handles are for ramming the sand. I’m guessing the three conic pieces are fro making the sprue, and the round piece is the shape you’ll be rough casting.

-- Barry,

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#10 posted 11-08-2017 01:37 PM

Hi Brian. That is a good idea to kerf those birch logs to give them room to contract when the dry without spitting the whole log!!!
I think the three are legs that go under one of those round pieces but I don’t have a clue about the two longer pieces!!.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-08-2017 02:23 PM

That looks like a set of thing of ma jigs to make a what-sh a ma call it just can’t think of the name right now but I think I am right .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 11-08-2017 02:32 PM


Looks like they ll be used for sandcasting. The two with handles are for ramming the sand. I m guessing the three conic pieces are fro making the sprue, and the round piece is the shape you ll be rough casting.

I think Duchy had it right too, just didn’t expound to keep you guessing….

100% correct, Foundry was part of the Highschool metalwork program most likely for many years, sadly today, it may not be included if they even have old style shop classes, wood work should never be dropped to make way for new technologies, The number of woodworkers, professionals, amateurs, self taught hobbyest testify to that. I met a shop teacher this summer in Oregon, he said he had to beg the Schoolboard to keep the foundry, but soon as he left they took it out. I taught metal work here for over 30 Years and never had an accident. It is a great way to recyle all the old aluminum.
The part I want to cast, will be an indexing wheel for my homemade wood lathe, Seeing Jim Jakosh’s this summer inspired me. For those that haven’t seen this process I will be making a You Tube video, so stay tuned.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 11-08-2017 03:39 PM

Awesome. I’ve done some sandcasting, and thought to myself; “surely it’s not a rammer….”

I’ll be interested to see the handwheel. I’ve seen some made of exotic wood that I’d like to have, but hadn’t thought of casting one.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#14 posted 11-08-2017 04:41 PM

I would never have guessed correctly at all.

Brian has a different way of doing everything. As I have met him and consider him one of the most talented people that I have ever known. I do expect the almost impossible from him.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 11-08-2017 04:54 PM

I don’t know, but they look exactly like things I’ve turned to throw in the lake for my Lab to retrieve. :)

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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