Sorry, someone's gotta do nightside. Pouring a skillet involves exactly
what? Well, we all have skills, built over time or not so little time.
In general, I don't look up anything that a local person has a good
explanation for. - the entire bush family excluded.
Metal melts under heat. How do you make a skillet with raised sides?
Anybody mentions China will have a bad day.
Smaller government and massive legislation = Dictatorship
The complete and total loss of personal freedom, initiative, and growth.
He is going to cast the iron in a sand mold. A pattern is made in the shape
of the object desired, then the pattern is placed into a box that is then
filled with an oily sand. The sand is then tamped firmly into the pattern
and then the pattern is removed. A hole is cut into the block of sand
called the sprue to pour the molten metal in, and another called a riser is
cut to allow gasses out. Sometimes channels are cut also to facilitate the
flow of the metal to different parts of the casting.
The iron is melted in a fire-proof pot (a crucible) and then it is poured
into the sprue until it comes out the riser. When the metal cools and
hardens, the sand is knocked off, the sprue and riser is cut off and the
little crusty bots are ground off.
This is the short version.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
Well, shore, but that takes all the fun out'v it! :)
Kinda like forge-welding a chain saw chain or a motorcycle into a knife
blank, it's easier just to go buy a pattern-welded blank, but that takes
all the fun out'v it.
Well, the plastic, paint, oil and whatnot would burn off. Most of the
aluminum would run off, but some of it would remain and probably embrittle
the steel. Rest of the stuff is going to be high carbon AFAIK (forged crank
and camshaft, lifters, valves, gears, etc.) so ought to forge into a really
neat bit of stuff, if you can fold it over a few times without all the parts
falling out when you smack it!
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