May 21, 2013
I mostly make replica props and some musical instruments. I do moldmaking, casting, prothetic makeup effects, fiberglassing, woodworking, leathercrafting, airbrushing, a touch of blacksmithing and welding. My current project is to build a wood-fired cob(mud) oven. After this, I plan to build either blacksmithing forge or a metalcasting foundry.
Access to equipment, the ability to share thoughts and ideas with like-minded builders, the potential for larger scale group projects.
Im especially interested in helping with any metalcasting and cnc milling efforts. I've been slowly working towards building my own bronze/aluminum foundry for awhile now. I've specifically been investigating the waste-oil technique from backyardmetalcasting. I have equipment to pull low-grade vacuums for the purpose of vacuum-degassing. I have a diffusion pump that should be capable of achieving medium-to-high vacuums for the purpose of things like neon-light fabrication, vacuum-aluminization and other thin-film depositions, but I'm in need of a few specialty fittings, and my vacuum gauges and gauge controllers are still untested.
Im a software engineer by day, builder on nights and weekends