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If people find this interesting they might also like the myfordboy channel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/myfordboy

There's tons of material in there on machining and especially metal casting at home.




I'm a huge fan of Keith Fenner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kANvdzoVUfw . He takes you all the way through a project.


Also tubalcain (google it).


Indeed, I watched all those youtube channels for quite a long time before deciding to build a foundry; there is excellent stuff out there! The Gingery books are really very good for books, but for a lot of these tasks it is so much more clear to watch someone do the work.


Have you looked into ironworking at all? I think building a bloomery furnace might be something you'd find interesting.

Some sites:

http://iron.wlu.edu/

http://www.wealdeniron.org.uk/

http://findsandfeatures.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/iron-ore-re...


I'm going to try to get good at working aluminum before I move on to iron; that's a whole other level. Fortunately I have some friends who are master ironworkers so I will go to them for advice should I eventually get there!




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