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potsy
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Posted - 12/29/2020 :  08:12:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Charlie does a great job supervising along with the builder!!


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Carl B
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Posted - 12/29/2020 :  09:49:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this is called the "squash" method

Yikes, I think I'll leave this kind of work to the professionals! That would be you, Bob!



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/29/2020 :  10:11:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sgtbob

Mike, Greg, Bernd, and Ray, thanks for posting.

Bernd, sorry for the delay in getting to your question, I have not been on the Forum much over
the holidays. There are no pouring gates, this is called the "squash" method. I have tried to
explain it several times but I know it is hard to describe. Here it is:

Bob



Hey, that's okay. I'm retired and have time to wait.

You explained it perfectly. I know about the squash method for single sided castings but never seen it used to do a two sided casting. I see you need impeccable good timing. And from the castings it shows you've got that. I'm impressed.

Bernd


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sgtbob
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Posted - 12/30/2020 :  08:59:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark, Carl, and Bernd, thanks for your posts.

It's not a matter of timing, that why it's so hard to explain. After you do it a couple of
times you sort of get a "feel" for it to know when to flip the one half of the mold onto the
other. Sometimes I still screw up.

I just came in from my shop where I poured a batch of parts and in a half hour I'll know
if I did it right or not.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  08:13:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Came out just great!!

2021 has arrived!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  09:01:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I knew they would.
Happy New Year to you & your family my friend!

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  10:31:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Good to hear 2021 is off to a ood start!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



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Guff
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  10:37:19 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote

I can feel the happiness in your post!
Happy New Year Bob!!!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/01/2021 :  12:54:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good news

Happy New Year, Bob!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/03/2021 :  05:43:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Bill, Dave, and Mike, thanks for your comments and a Happy New Year to All!!

I'm still casting parts and planning ahead for this project. Here is a piece of .040
styrene sheet cut to shape to form both the ceiling for the porch area and it's outer
edges will be the start of the porch roof edge molding.






The next section to work on will be the wall sections that define the rear wall of the
large porch area. The prototype structure seems to have some sort of novelty siding
which is horizontal with grooves between the narrow boards. I enlarged a section of the
photo to scale size and found the board width to be 2.5 mm or about .100 inches. I found
some Evergreen V grooved styrene sheets that match exactly and ordered a supply.

Bob



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/03/2021 :  11:23:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like where this is going, Bob!

Keep plugging along, and have a Happy New Year as well!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/04/2021 :  07:48:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete and a Happy New Year to you too.




Here are the styrene wall panels (they will all be backed up with foan-core board).
Normally at this point or earlier I would have made masters for all the windows and
then cast them in resin to be installed right now. However, there is one size window that I
need three of and all the others I only need two of each. Hardly worth the time and
expense of making robber molds and resin casting. I will build up each window or door
individually from styrene strips.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  09:55:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the wall panels with the windows built up with styrene strips. The missing one is the
one with the door and that's what I will work on next.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  10:14:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BTW, I have a decision coming up and I have sort of made up my mind which way to go but I would
like to hear what you guys think.

As you can see the original photo shows this Victorian decorated for Christmas. Part of
the decoration is around the door. If I plan on using it I will have to soon start working
on it because it will be almost impossible to do a good job after the porch is completed
with all the posts, rails, and decorative parts in the way.

I am not a florist so doing the decorations would be a first time and difficult job for me.

What do you think, decorations or no decorations.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/05/2021 :  11:00:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, you might not be a florist, but you are indeed an artist.
So I think you can challenge yourself to add the Christmas decorations around the entrance.
I think it adds to the charm of this house.

Greg Shinnie



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