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How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts


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PART 1: CASTING METAL PARTS Chapter 1: Survey of Casting Materials Chapter 2: Casting Your Own Hood Ornament Chapter 3: Alloys You Can Cast Chapter 4: Foundary Equipment: Make It Yourself Chapter 5: Molding Sands, Fluxes, Degassers, and Flasks Chapter 6: How to Make and Pour Molds Chapter 7: Core Making Chapter 8: Casting Problems and Their Causes Chapter 9: Finishing Castings and Correcting Defects Chapter 10: Do's and Don'ts for Safety Chapter 11: Foundary Terms PART 2: CASTING RUBBER PARTS Chapter 12: Rubber and Space-Age Substitute Chapter 13: Making a Top Bow Rest Pad Chapter 14: Making a Four-Hole Grommet Chapter 15: Making Door Bumpers and Check Straps Chapter 16: Making a Fender Lamp Pad Chapter 17: Metal Molds for More Precision Chapter 18: Ingenuity Replaces Original Part Chapter 19: Molding from Defective Pattern Chapter 20: Molding with a Metal Insert Chapter 21: Making a Weatherstripping Mold Chapter 22: How to Estimate Amounts Needed Chapter 23: Be Careful, Clean, Dry, and Accurate! Chapter 24: Tips on Cutting and Shaping Rubber APPENDIX: WHERE TO BUY SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT ABOUT THE AUTHOR INDEX

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WIlliam A. Cannon is Technical Editor of Skinned Knuckles Magazine, a monthly magazine for automobile collectors and restorers. He has spent over 30 years as a materials engineer and scientist in the chemical, automotive, and aerospace industries.

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