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    No, just practice on how to use the batons, its...

    No, just practice on how to use the batons, its layout is the same as any key board.
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    Nearly finished

    Sorry for not posting update more regularly, I do get a bit single focused when I do projects.
    Anyway I am on the final touches of completing the carillon. Below are some pics...
  3. Thread: bell repair

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    Well it filled the hole nicely and over all I am...

    Well it filled the hole nicely and over all I am happy only because it will not be visible as it is on the top! The epoxy seems to be high quality but as for calling it a bronze fill or a putty, I...
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    Yep, that works, I have done that before but I...

    Yep, that works, I have done that before but I was looking for better options.
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    I tried yesterday Mig welding Silicon bronze wire...

    I tried yesterday Mig welding Silicon bronze wire on a test piece of bell metal, while it did weld it did not feel or look right, I don't know how to explain it other than the base metal seemed to...
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    Thanks A J, I was thinking along the same line so...

    Thanks A J, I was thinking along the same line so I had this shipped express, it literally arrived 20min ago. It will be interesting how it works what it looks like when patched. This stuff going by...
  7. Thread: bell repair

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    bell repair

    As some here know I make bells. The bells are made using bell metal, 80%cu 20%sn, I have a bell that has a cavity in the very top of the bell where some clay had dislodged from the mold and lodged...
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    This was poured yesterday, its not yet tuned and...

    This was poured yesterday, its not yet tuned and is the final bell for my carillon. and this bell goes about 100kgs.


    https://youtube.com/shorts/uzOBwON0HBA?feature=share
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    The last and biggest

    Today I poured the last and biggest bell for the carillon, I was a naughty boy because I felt I went beyond safe level with the A120 crucible making sure I never ran short on metal. I had 122kg of...
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    [email protected] , the bell is bell metal 80%copper and 20%...

    [email protected] , the bell is bell metal 80%copper and 20% tin, the clapper and the knob are cast from scrap brass called Heinz:D
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    foundry work or art

    Today i delivered a bell and stand to a local business, LotsaPots in Renmark South Aust. If you're in the area please check it out.


    https://youtu.be/9-RUD2qJlCg

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  12. Thread: Funnel for casting

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    I just use sand a make a little bank around the...

    I just use sand a make a little bank around the sprue hole! works for me!
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    Sorry double post!

    Sorry double post!
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    Grahame is probably on the money, I add borax to...

    Grahame is probably on the money, I add borax to both aluminum and bronze melts, I also use it when I melt silver making jewellery. once the melt is ready I scrape the dross add a small handfull of...
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    Yes, bubble the argon in the ladle just before...

    Yes, bubble the argon in the ladle just before pouring. Also if possible have far more metal in your ladle than you need if pouring small casts. Once again no expert, just a novice!
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    A few pictures of replacing the mould mantle...

    A few pictures of replacing the mould mantle after removing the false bell, And the final bells.
    And I only have one bell to go and I start building the carillon frame.

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    I don't preach to be an expert but try bubbling...

    I don't preach to be an expert but try bubbling argon through your metal before pouring. Just a suggestion! Oh the thrills of casting in the backyard!
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    Poured last Sunday

    I poured these two bell last Sunday, all went well, new furnace worked good, the jib and ladle carrier also worked good. bells finished weight is 48kgs each, they have cleaned up very well and I...
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    OMG they are big! now I wait for 7-10 days before...

    OMG they are big! now I wait for 7-10 days before burning in a wood fire. The second pic you can see the wax riser with the dam in front.
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    The process goes like this, design the bell and...

    The process goes like this, design the bell and make a sweep for the inner core and outer final shape. first use the inner sweep and make a loam mould. Once the core/inner is dry coat it with...
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    Three base coats today! 396849

    Three base coats today!
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    Wax work done, tomorrow I paint first layer on! ...

    Wax work done, tomorrow I paint first layer on!

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    They are getting big

    It won't be long and the next two will be poured. By the time the outer mantle is done they are going to be huge compared to any I have done.396727
  24. Thread: 30th bell

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    Bronze is a loose term, it can consist of many...

    Bronze is a loose term, it can consist of many different metals. I Use what is referred to as bell metal, 80% copper 20% tin, I alloy my own! There are still a few traditional bell makers in Europe...
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    Diameter and thickness change a bells pitch. the...

    Diameter and thickness change a bells pitch. the larger the bell the lower the pitch, the thicker the bell the higher the pitch. So in brief you get somewhere near the pitch you want by its size make...
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    What machining are you referring to? I do tune...

    What machining are you referring to? I do tune the smaller bells in my lathe, the larger bells I use a 36 or 40 grit ceramic flap disc and do them manually on the bench. In actually think the flap...
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    At present I am building a 25 bell carillon, just...

    At present I am building a 25 bell carillon, just because I can, I have been at it now for around 12 months, I have only 2 bells to go and then I start building the carillon frame and batten...
  28. Thread: 30th bell

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    30th bell

    I have now made 30 successful bells. The bell pictured was 26.5 kgs with the riser and the largest I can do with my present gear. my next 2 bells will be about 50kg each so I have had to build a ...
  29. Thread: porosity

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    Hi all, I think now that the problem was moisture...

    Hi all, I think now that the problem was moisture and maybe some hydrated lime that I added to the fire clay, live and learn. The next batch was good so I it seems i am back on track. For those...
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    Thank

    Thanks Pete, the melting has not changed, same fuel, same furnace, same pouring. I do think the problem has to be mould related, unfortunately I continually make small changes making the moulds which...
  31. Thread: porosity

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    porosity

    I have been making bells using traditional loam mould for some time I have made around 20 bells all with relative success. The last batch looked fantastic when cast but on fettling I discovered they...
  32. Thread: Shaft

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    The application is on a very slow (about 50 rpm)...

    The application is on a very slow (about 50 rpm) drum 600x150 to drive a conveyor belt 2000 long. this is the bottom belt for a compost/manure spreader I am contemplating building.
    Thanks for the...
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    Shaft

    I am just a little confused with terminology, I need to buy some mild steel shaft to fit bearings either 1" or 25mm. what is it called, looking in the yellow pages there is reference to "merchant...
  34. Thread: MIG pulse welders

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    Pulse mig

    Grahame, I am thinking of doing something a little challenging, I am thinking about building an aluminium boat probably about 5.5mt first. then maybe something bigger later. I have never welded...
  35. Thread: MIG pulse welders

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    MIG pulse welders

    Hi, first post, this looks like a great forum, hope to spend some time here.

    Can you buy cheap (Chinese etc)single phase pulse mig welders
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