Sunday, May 24, 2009

oh, i guess i do believe in reincarnation

i tried my hand at aluminum casting for the first time. its much less chaotic than doing an iron pour, but the outcome is just as satisfying. i made a mold for a tube bending mandrel. it has a gradual curve for doing top tubes. i decided to make 2 grooves for the size of the tubing to be used(25.4 and 28.6) instead of doing a V like in some designs.
its made almost entirely from scrap aluminum from bicycle parts. pretty cool.




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4 comments:

erna said...

holy shit, very nice........

oldfieldcycles said...

thanks. ill have more once its cleaned up and working.

kevin said...

I love your can do attitude, keep on going! I am very curious to see steps following the pour.

PatricktShepherd said...

Thats kickin rad!