Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Haven't posted anything in a while.

Just been so busy getting other things taken care of, I haven't had much time to be thinking about metal casting. Sux! Been checking out video on youtube of other peoples foundries. At least till I can get my own thing going. I was gonna start making some stuff despite my shithead landlord, but the other day the fucker turned off the power to my garage. The first time I go out there to work on my bike since January and the little prick drives by and does that to me. Still pissed off about it even though its been almost a week now. I guess he would rather I fix my clutch in his fucking living room area! So it don't look like I'm gonna be able to get much of anything going till after I go back to work and can get out of this place.

I'm sure Ive mentioned ARD before. Nobody makes them, are rarer than hens teeth, and twice as espensive.

Monday, March 7, 2011

These guys are making some sweet castings! Junk Motor Japan

My buddy Keven commented a few posts down about these guys making gas tanks cast from Aluminum, so I had to check it out this morning. Went threw every page in their blog b4 I noticed the translate bar on top of the page! Hahaha! Looks as though they have been casting seats and bird deflectors for some time now. Cant weight to see how they mount the Aluminum tanks. Good stuff from our motorcycle casting brothers in Japan! Go check it out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Enough Hens teeth already!

How long has it been since one of these were made? If ya got one of the original ARDs hold on to it! I wont be casting the logo on mine. They also wont be selling at platinum prices either! Don't think I'm forgetting you Honda guys here! More on that on a later date.

Nuff said that there will be 4 castings, molds, etc, for one deal as seen in this pic, with at least three additional coated steel inserts that may have to be cast.  Probably better off as a machine shop process, but non the less, a steel part cast inside an aluminum part will cause the aluminum to decompose. More research for me to do.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm still sick as a dog today, and the brain cells are under attack from this fever, so I wont be writing anything today, but here's a cool video!

Notice how he filled the larger molds first, and then dumped the rest into an ingot form. Also how he used a smaller mold to weigh down the cope on a larger mold. Fine example of how to do it the right way!

PS. I also LOVE his furnace!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MPD Sportster Primary Cover.

I came down with something yesterday, and am sick as a dog today, so all I'm gonna do today is post this pic I stole of the interweb and go back to bed with my Dayquil. Good night...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cannons! Someone has a new hobby. Damn!

I wasn't even thinking about making cannons till I read some of the posts over at Backyard Metalcasting about a contest they have going on. So, I got to thinking. What to cast into the barrel to eliminate the need for machine work? Shotgun barrel? Tennis ball cans? DOM steel tubing? Shitload of ways to make a super safe working cannon. Working and non working ones go from $50-$500.00 all day long. Should I change the name again to Blue Collar Motos Cannon Foundry? Hahaha! This is going to be fun!
The bug has bit me.