Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1893, The Art of Casting in Iron
has since made its mark in the field of blacksmithing, offering handymen everything they need to know to make appliances, chains, and statues and repair broken castings the old-fashioned way. From founding statues and the art of taking casts to pattern modeling and sectional molding, this practical guidebook provides all of the need-to-know basics and more. Included in this book is information on:
The measurement of castings
Pouring and feeding
Gear molding machines
Foundry equipment and appliances
Mixing cast iron
Burning, chilling, and softening
And much more!
With simple, easy-to-understand instructions and detailed formulas, tables, and illustrations, The Art of Casting in Iron guides the reader step-by-step through the iron casting process, making it the perfect companion for novice metal founders and industry professionals alike.
An illustrated guide to mastering the craft of casting in metal.
About the Author
Simpson Bolland is the author of The Iron Founder: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Art of Moulding, The Iron Founder Supplement, The Encyclopedia of Founding and Dictionary of Foundry Terms Used in the Practice of Moulding, and The Art of Casting in Iron.