This is the first casting of the receive and slide,scale is .375
Above picture is all the 1911 parts that were 3D Printed. RTV molds were made from these.
For more pictures of the 1911 go HERE
A few mold frames used for making RTV molds for the 1911 parts.
For more details go to Mold Frames
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I offered to machine a friends 4 inch vise kit if he bought me one. He
came out OK as the casting Kits were a little more involved than I had
The overall length of the Wilton bullet vise kits is 4 inches. I decided
to make a 1/2 scale of the kit with a few modifications. My castings
will have the original Wilton logo and will have the female key way cast
into the body eliminating a tedious broaching operation for the movable
For current updates go HERE 1
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Please note as of 1pm EST on 06/02/2013 all inserts are sold out.Following a spring cleaning of the shop I found a batch of castings for the Stanley "Bailey" and decided to finish them up. For more pictures on the project go Here
To see Chris's review go to Chris
Or see what Walt Q had to say Walt
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I reached a point in my 1/3 scale wheel lock project where I had all the master parts made and was ready to cast multible parts. In all my past miniature projects I have made various type molds for injecting the wax to be used for investment casting. For the wheel lock I decided to use plastic parts instead of wax because of the greater detail and sharp corners that can be achieved with plastic. In order to inject plastic into a mold I needed a mold material that could hold up to the higher temperatures and pressures used with a plastic injection machine. Following are a few photos of the mold making process and the cheap press I made from scrap parts, It is used to compress the Cerro metal quickly after the molded Cerro is poured in the mold. This compacts the Cerro metal causing a tighter crystal structure in the metal which produces extremely fine detail.Another benefit of the cerro molds is the expansion of the eutectic metal thus parts that are not smaller due to mold shrinkage, the cerro also cools the injected wax or plastic very quick which reduces cycle time of making parts.
To see the 1/3 scale wheel lock project go to Miniature Wheel Lock