Zube Park casting day Photos





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That's me, looking forward to a fun day of casting!
That's me, looking forward to a fun day of casting!
Here's some of the gang from the houston club.
Here's some of the gang from the houston club.
That's me again, looking over the casting bench and some of the equipment.
That's me again, looking over the casting bench and some of the equipment.
Notice the two man pouring shank in the background
Notice the two man pouring shank in the background
That little propane tank is about to fuel the furnace on the right.
That little propane tank is about to fuel the furnace on the right.
Give up? It's a matchplate for a frog, switchgear for the model railroad on site at Zube Park.
Give up? It's a matchplate for a frog, switchgear for the model railroad on site at Zube Park.
Group effort! As soon as I got the sand in, the other guy was ramming.
Group effort! As soon as I got the sand in, the other guy was ramming.
Ramming with a cast aluminum rammer.
Ramming with a cast aluminum rammer.
More sand!
More sand!
Fire in the hole.
Fire in the hole.
Still more sand...
Still more sand...
A pretty flywheel casting in ZA-27, Must belong to Ray Ethridge.
A pretty flywheel casting in ZA-27, Must belong to Ray Ethridge.
More ramming, we had a full day.
More ramming, we had a full day.
and...
and...
Soups on! a lazy fire to make sure the refractory is dry before the real heat.
Soups on! a lazy fire to make sure the refractory is dry before the real heat.
Now we're cooking...
Now we're cooking...
All that ramming pays off.
All that ramming pays off.
Ray fiddling around,,,ah RIDDLING around.
Ray fiddling around,,,ah RIDDLING around.
Ray Ethridge (R) gleaning some pure aluminum for his za mixtures.
Ray Ethridge (R) gleaning some pure aluminum for his za mixtures.
That's my big rig in the background. Some days you get to stop and smell the molten aluminum.
That's my big rig in the background. Some days you get to stop and smell the molten aluminum.
The bottom of Ray's Turkey Fryer furnace.
The bottom of Ray's Turkey Fryer furnace.
Better look...
Better look...
Long distance lighter! Forceps hold match.
Long distance lighter! Forceps hold match.
The smile of success.
The smile of success.
Ingot in just lit furnace.
Ingot in just lit furnace.
Discussing the finer points of something or other...
Discussing the finer points of something or other...
All dressed up for making Texas chili, or pouring molten metal.
All dressed up for making Texas chili, or pouring molten metal.
Sharing the wealth of info.
Sharing the wealth of info.
Is it soup yet?
Is it soup yet?
I think the eye of newt missed the crucible.
I think the eye of newt missed the crucible.
Must have been close enough, the pyrometers getting closer.
Must have been close enough, the pyrometers getting closer.
skimming without stirring.
skimming without stirring.

Published: 05-10-2008
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