Last night, dad took me to the Shasta Gem and Mineral Society to do an inventory of the casting stuff. This club has tons of stuff that was donated by jeweler hobbiests, and then they never come back for whatever reason, and so all this equipment is left there with nobody who knows how to use it. Anywho, I’ve been taking casting lessons, and so maybe I can get to use the equipment, which would cost me thousands of dollars to buy myself. So, the purpose of this post is for an inventory, which I can refer to later.
Melting crucible, which is inserted into the centrifugal casting machine (background)
Wax wire, for sprues and detailed “wire” sections.
Wax rings, to be directly cast in metal. There are more than ten drawers filled with these little cases.
A wax Naja
The box that contained the naja, pictured in the photo above this one
A kiln, for eliminating the wax inside the plaster/investment mold.
The inside of the kiln.
Temperature range of the kiln
A melting pot for the wax, melted just before it is poured into a rubber mold.
More casting wax
The centrifugal casting machine, shown with tongs holding the container for the plaster mold.
To be continued…