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Old 10-06-2018, 06:42:07 AM
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As an unpaid professional Youtube watcher (kind of like being a consultant without any clients), I've watched a lot of videos by a lot of producers. One of the subjects I've watched a lot about has been home metal foundry. Lots of posters... with varying degrees of success.

The one poster who has most consistantly impressed me with both the quality and consistancy of his castings has been "myfordboy" (name derived from his "myford" lathe, as a fair guess.)

One very talented man (though he don't say much... like anything at all.)

Anyway, point being if you want to get schooled in home metal casting, I highly recomend watching his entire series.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...A7F5FD2D3C3088

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Never can tell... There is one old boy over in the steam section that is very possessive of his self appointed title as the hottest engine man on the planet who jumped all over my poor little butt for having the audacity to post a video by that rookie Dave Richards (of that old steam powered machine shop he built from ground up) and by the way Keith Fenner (three decade shipyard machinist) and Adam Booth (third generation machinist) didn't know squat about turning metal....

Haven't posted a steam related video since.
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I Like all 3, Dave, Keith, Adam , they are all very good at what they do, each shop is their own , you'll always have that [expert] out there, problem never had a shop of their own , but know all the answers !
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There is/was a fellow in Australia (I think) by the name of Ferroman (?) who had some good casting videos. He used to post here, but I've not seen any posts from him in quite a while. I think maybe a certain someone may have stepped on his toes and he may have left this site. He was definitely WAY above my skill level in casting. It would be good to see some of his casting videos again.

Kevin in Wilmington, NC

PS, I recovered my Hurricane Florence flooded Kubota B7100 today. I hope to have it running again tomorrow. Wish me luck.
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Kinda reminds me of Burt Munro, a New Zealander who set a world's speed record with his 1920 Indian at the Utah sale flats. That was in 1967, I think.
(movie: "The World's fastest Indian")
He blew a piston. He cast a new one in the sand while there, used someone's on-site machinery to machine it, put in back in there and set the record.

I wonder if he got flamed for doing that?

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