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                                       BCS

  Budget Casting Supply                               LLc




                            2009 CATALOG



                            FOUNDRY SUPPLIES
                                       FOR
                                INDUSTRY AND HOBBY



Budget Casting Supply LLC
20811 Upper Hillview Dr.
Sonora, CA 95370

Phone: 209-694-8601
East Coast Fax: 419-710-9609
West Coast Fax: 209-396-3012

e-mail: Paul@BudgetCastingSupply.com
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                                                                 Table of Contents
Jupiter Blend ™ Oil Bonded Foundry Sand..................................................................................................... 3
Crucibles: .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Foundry Flasks................................................................................................................................................ 10
Crucible Skimmer ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Sprue Cutter .................................................................................................................................................... 12
Pattern Letters ................................................................................................................................................. 12
Welding And Foundry Gloves ........................................................................................................................ 13
Foundry Face Shield ....................................................................................................................................... 13
Parting Dust .................................................................................................................................................... 14
Plumbago Graphite Parting............................................................................................................................. 15
Aluminum Flux:.............................................................................................................................................. 16
Aluminum Degas Tablets: .............................................................................................................................. 16
Brass / Bronze Flux......................................................................................................................................... 17
Castable Refractory Cements:......................................................................................................................... 18
Fiberfrax Ceramic Insulations......................................................................................................................... 19
International Technical Ceramics Coatings .................................................................................................... 20
Sodium Silicate For Core Making .................................................................................................................. 21
Marcote 7 Crucible, Skimmer, Ladle And Tool Coating................................................................................ 22
Metal Ingots .................................................................................................................................................... 23
Ferrosilicon Cast Iron Additive - 75%............................................................................................................ 25
Key Stock........................................................................................................................................................ 25
Books: ............................................................................................................................................................. 26
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JUPITER BLEND ™ OIL BONDED FOUNDRY SAND




Description:
         BCS Jupiter Blend™ is an oil bonded pre-mix foundry sand made up of fine sharp silica sand, resin and oil. Jupiter
Blend petro-bond is used for sand casting all types of metals.
Jupiter Blend uses 20% more resin and oil than other brands to assure you the richest mix for the highest green strength and finest
surface finishes possible.

What It Does:
          Jupiter Blend is an oil bonded sand that replaces water bonded ("green") sands for sand casting. It has advantages over
traditional sands in that it doesn't have water added, and therefore doesn't steam like traditional sands. It is safer than green sand
because it doesn't generate potentially explosive amounts of steam.
Oil Bonded sand can also produce a finer surface finish than green sand due to its smooth texture and lack of steam generation. It
is easier for the novice to use and obtain professional results.

How To Use It:
          Jupiter Blend molds just like water bonded sands. You can use the same tools, patterns and techniques. The superior
adhesion of the sand to itself means less problems with loose sand in the impressions. The only difference is that you can't use
water to slick up loose sections. But since Petrobond has excellent self-adhesion, you will encounter few problems with
crumbling.
          The Petrobond oil does burn where it contacts the molten metal. It is good practice to remove the burned sand from your
part when shaking out your castings. This burned sand can be scraped off into a bucket and saved for reconditioning with oil
when enough has accumulated. Some burned sand in itself isn't a problem, because it can be mixed back into the pile and it will
reabsorb oil and work just fine.
          In time the oil is depleted by burning off and must be replenished. I use 30W non-detergent motor oil to replenish dried
out sand. I usually start with about 1 pint per 100 pounds of sand and mix it in thoroughly. Let it stand for a day or two to diffuse
into the sand and resin. Don't add too much to start with because it doesn't take much to do the job, and if you get too much oil in
the sand it will become overly sticky. I cover up my pile with plastic sheeting when it's not in use to slow the evaporation of the
oils from the mix.

   Estimating Volume:
   100 Pounds of Petrobond sand mix has a volume of approximately 2,200 cubic inches.
     50 Pounds of Petrobond sand mix has a volume of approximately 1,100 cubic inches.
     25 Pounds of Petrobond sand mix has a volume of approximately 550 cubic inches.
                               -Please note that this is an approximation of a moderately rammed material.-
Ordering Info:


        Item                   Qty                         Description
        #1020                100 Lbs.        Petrobond Pre-mixed sand.
        #1021                50 Lbs.         Petrobond Pre-mixed sand.
        #1022                25 Lbs.         Petrobond Pre-mixed sand.
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CRUCIBLES:




Description:
          A crucible is a container use to hold metal for melting in a furnace. BCS offers Bartley Crucible & Refractory (Bilge
Shaped) Clay-Graphite crucibles, Vesuvius Tercod (tm) (Bilge Shaped) Silicon-Carbide crucibles and low cost "A" shaped
crucibles in both Clay-Graphite and Silicon-Carbide.
What It Does:
          A crucible is needed to withstand the extreme temperatures encountered in melting metals. The crucible material must
have a much higher melting point than that of the metal being melted and it must have good strength even when white hot.
Common refractory materials used in crucible construction are clay-graphite, and carbon bonded silicon-carbide. These materials
can withstand the highest temperatures in typical foundry work. Silicon carbide has the added advantage of being a very durable
material.
          Our Clay Graphite Bilge Shape crucibles are rated for 2750 °F (1510 °C). The "A" shaped crucibles are useful for
metals up to 2000 °F (1093°C). All of our crucibles are designed for "non-ferrous" work. Non-ferrous means containing no iron.
They will handle zinc, aluminum, brass / bronze, silver and gold alloys.
          I've got to admit that the "A Shape" crucibles are a bit "rough" around the edges. The surface finish is somewhat coarse
and there are dents and dings in the rims and body. They don't have as finished an appearance as the bilge types, but in view of
the price difference I would be inclined to overlook this issue. This roughness doesn't detract from the performance in any way.

Crucible Shapes:

"Bilge" Shape:
          A bilge shaped crucible is shaped like a barrel. The bottom is smaller than the bilge (widest part of a barrel), the bilge is
the maximum diameter, and the top is smaller than the bilge, but typically larger in diameter than the base. A rule of thumb states
that the # of a "bilge" crucible gives its approximate working capacity in pounds of aluminum. For brass or bronze use 3 times the
crucible #. For example a #10 crucible would hold approximately 10 pounds of aluminum and 30 pounds of brass. This is only
applicable for "bilge" shapes.
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"A" Shape:
An "A" shape crucible has straighter sides that taper outward. Note that there is no "bilge" diameter for an "A" shape because the
diameter constantly increases from the bottom to the top. This shape is easier to make than the bilge shape and therefore is lower
cost. Also note that "A" shape sizes and capacities don't correspond to bilge shape sizes and capacities. Check the tables below to
find the right size for your job. These crucibles run smaller than the equivalent bilge style. Get the next size up when in doubt.




How To Use It:
           All crucibles should be handled with properly fitting tongs (lifting tool). Improper tongs can cause damage or complete
failure of a crucible at the worst possible time.
           A disk of cardboard can be placed between the crucible and the furnace base prior to heating. This will burn off, leaving
a layer of carbon in between and prevent the crucible from sticking to the furnace bottom A coating of Plumbago (Carbon Black)
does the same thing.
It is best to use a different crucible for each type of metal to avoid contamination. Also be sure to completely empty the crucible
after use. Metal left to solidify in a crucible can expand on re-heating and destroy it.
           Crucibles should be "tempered" before use. First heat the empty crucible to about 500 deg F. and hold for 20 minutes.
Then bring the crucible to a red heat. Turn off the heat and allow the crucible to slowly cool. This process drives off any moisture
in the crucible. Your crucible is now ready to receive its first charge.
           The material should be placed into the crucible VERY loosely. NEVER "pack" a crucible, as the material will expand on
heating and can crack the ceramic. Once this material has melted into a "heel", carefully load more material into the puddle for
melting. (WARNING: If ANY moisture is present on the new material a steam EXPLOSION will occur). Once again, don't
tightly pack in the metal. Keep feeding the material into the melt until the required quantity has been melted.
Store all crucibles in a dry area. The slightest bit of moisture can cause a crucible to crack on heating.

                                 Clay-Graphite Crucibles
                                     "Bilge" Shape
                     Standard Dimensions & Capacities (inches)
Crucible        Height      Top       Bilge    Bottom      Pounds of                    Pounds of
  Size                       Diameter       Diameter      Diameter       Aluminum         Brass
  #0000          3 1/16          2 5/8                       1 7/8          .46             1.46
   #1           3 13/16         3 5/16                       2 3/8            1              3.2
   #2            4 1/2          3 7/8                        2 7/8            2              6.4
   #3            5 3/16         4 3/8                        3 1/16           3              9.6
   #4            5 1/2          4 3/4                        3 5/16           4             12.7
   #6            6 3/4          5 9/16                       3 7/8            6             19.1
   #8            7 3/16         5 7/8                        4 1/2            8             25.5
   #10           8 1/16         6 1/4         6 5/8          4 7/8           10             31.9
   #16           9 5/16         7 1/8         7 3/8          5 1/2           16             51.0
   #20          10 5/16        7 13/16        8 1/2          6 1/8          20              63.7
   #30           11 1/2         8 5/8         9 5/16        6 13/16          30             95.6
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                         Clay-Graphite Crucibles
                               "A" Shape
              Standard Dimensions & Capacities (inches)
 Crucible       Height        Top         Bottom      Pounds of      Pounds of
   Size                     Diameter     Diameter     Aluminum         Brass
    #1          2 1/2         2 1/2        1 1/8          0.7           2.2
    #2            4           3 1/2        2 3/8          1.4           4.4
    #3          4 1/2           4          2 3/4          2.1           6.6
    #4             5          4 1/2        3 1/8          2.8           8.8
    #6          6 1/8         4 5/8        3 3/8          4.2          13.2
    #8          6 1/2         5 3/4        3 3/4          5.6          17.6
   #10           7 1/2        6 3/8        4 3/8          7.0          22.0
   #16          8 3/8         6 1/2        4 3/8         11.2          35.2
   #20             9          7 3/8        4 3/4         14.0            44
   #30          11 1/2        8 1/2          6           21.0            66
   #40            11          9 7/8          7           28.0            88
   #60            13           11          7 3/8         42.0           132




                              Silicon Carbide Crucibles
                                    "Bilge" Shape
                     Standard Dimensions & Capacities (inches)
 Crucible      Height          Top         Bilge        Bottom      Pounds of      Pounds of
   Size                     Diameter     Diameter      Diameter     Aluminum         Brass
    #4           5 3/4        4 3/4        4 3/4         3 1/8          4            12.7
    #6          6 9/16        5 3/8        5 3/8         3 3/4          6            19.1
    #8          7 3/16        6 1/16      6 1/16         4 1/16         8            25.5
   #10          8 1/8            6        6 9/16         4 5/8         10            31.9
   #16          9 1/4            7        7 7/16         5 1/4         16            51.0
   #20          10 1/8       7 13/16       8 1/2         6 1/8         20            63.7
   #30          11 1/2       8 11/16       9 1/2        6 13/16        30            95.6
   #40          12 7/8        9 1/2       10 3/8         7 1/2         40            127.0




                         Silicon Carbide Crucibles
                                 "A" Shape
              Standard Dimensions & Capacities (inches)
 Crucible      Height          Top        Bottom      Pounds of      Pounds of
   Size                     Diameter     Diameter     Aluminum         Brass
    #2           4 1/2        3 7/8        2 7/8          1.4           4.4
    #4           5 1/2        4 3/4        3 5/16         2.8           8.8
    #6          6 3/4         5 9/16       3 7/8          4.2          13.2
    #8         7 3/16         5 7/8        4 1/2          5.6          17.6
   #10          8 1/16        6 1/4        4 7/8          7.0          22.0
   #16          9 5/16        7 1/8        5 1/2         11.2          35.2
   #20         10 5/16       7 13/16       6 1/8         14.0           44
   #30          11 1/2        8 5/8       6 13/16        21.0           66

 Please take the following precaution when using new crucibles or those that have been in storage. Bake the empty
crucible for 12 hours at 220 F (104 C). (Use adequate ventilation. New crucibles will smoke as the glaze sets.) Then slowly
fire the empty crucible to a red heat. Allow the crucible to cool to room temperature in the furnace before using. This
procedure should be followed for ALL new crucibles and for any crucible that may have been exposed to humid
conditions in storage.
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Ordering Info:

    Order #      Size    Crucible Type
      #5000      #0000   Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5010       #1B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5012       #1A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5013       #1A    Silicon Carbide "A" Shape
      #5020       #2B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5022       #2A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5023       #2A    Silicon Carbide "A" Shape
      #5030       #3B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5032       #3A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5033       #3A    Silicon Carbide "A" Shape
      #5040       #4B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5041       #4B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5042       #4A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5043       #4A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5060       #6B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5061       #6B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5062       #6A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5063       #6A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5080       #8B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5081       #8B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5082       #8A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5083       #8A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5100       #10B   Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5101       #10B   Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5102       #10A   Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5103       #10A   Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5160      #16B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5161       #16B   Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5162      #16A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5163       #16A   Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5200      #20B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5201      #20B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5202      #20A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5203       #20A   Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5300      #30B    Clay-Graphite "Bilge" Shape
      #5301      #30B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5302      #30A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5303      #30A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5401      #40B    Silicon-Carbide "Bilge" Shape
      #5402      #40A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5403      #40A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
      #5602      #60A    Clay-Graphite "A" Shape
      #5603      #60A    Silicon-Carbide "A" Shape
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  Non-Latching Lift                          Latching Lift Out Tongs                                  Hand Shank
     Out Tongs                                      Type - T2                                          Type - S1
     Type - T1




      Hand Shank                                Single Ended Shank                              Double Ended Shank
       Type - S2                                     Type - S3                                       Type - S4




                                                  Charging Tongs



Product Descriptions:

Tongs:
          Crucible tongs are welded steel tools used to lift a hot crucible from a furnace. The type shown here is used for lifting a
crucible straight up from the opening of a top loading furnace.
          The Latching Tongs have a latch bar holds the tongs closed to make lifting easier. A user adjustable stop is provided that
limits the amount of clamping force applied to the crucible.
          Non-Latching Tongs do not have the latching bar. A user adjustable stop is provided that limits the amount of clamping
force applied to the crucible.
          Charging Tongs are used for placing metal in hot crucibles. These charging tongs have a 24 inch reach.
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Shanks:
         After lifting from the furnace, shanks are used for holding the crucible to pour the molten metal into your prepared
molds. These pouring shanks are equipped with a lever operated spring loaded clamp or a sliding bar that secures the crucible into
the shank ring. Some shanks come with a bottom retaining plate (not shown) that the crucible sits on below the ring.
         Hand Shanks are held by one person.
         Single Ended Shanks are held by two people. The pouring action is controlled by the person on the end with the two
grips.
         Double Ended Shanks are held by two people. Both ends have double grips. The pouring action is controlled by one
end, while the other set of handles are free to rotate.
         Adjustable Shanks will fit a range of crucible sizes. The holding clamps are screw adjustable to fit the crucible in use.

Ordering Info:

Tongs:

                   Crucible
    Item                             Type                                           Description
                      Size
   #6000             #0000        Not Shown       #0000 Front Loading Crucible Tongs for Horizontal Type Furnaces
   #6020             #1, #2        Type - T1      #1 & #2 Lifting Tongs, Non- Latching
   #6040             #3, #4        Type - T1      #3 & #4 Lifting Tongs, Non- Latching
   #6043         #1, #2, #3, #4   Not Shown       #1 thru #4 Front Loading Crucible Tongs for Horizontal Type Furnaces
   #6060               #6          Type - T1      #6 Lifting Tongs, Non- Latching
   #6080               #8          Type - T1      #8 Lifting Tongs, Non- Latching
   #6100              #10          Type - T2      #10 Lifting Tongs, Latching
   #6160              #16          Type- T2       #16 Lifting Tongs, Latching
   #6200              #20          Type - T2      #20 Lifting Tongs, Latching
   #6300              #30          Type - T2      #30 Lifting Tongs, Latching
   #6052         24" Crucible Charging Tongs


Pouring Shanks:

    Item           Crucible           Type                                          Description
                     Size
   #6012              #1            Type - S1     #1 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6022              #2            Type - S1     #2 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6032              #3            Type - S1     #3 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6042              #4            Type - S1     #4 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6062              #6            Type - S1     #6 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6082              #8            Type - S1     #8 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6102             #10            Type - S2     #10 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6162             #16            Type - S2     #16 Hand Pouring Shank
   #6164           #10 - #16        Type - S3     #10 - #16 Single Ended Shank, 2 Person, Adjustable, Latching
   #6304           #20 - #30        Type - S3     #20 - #30 Single Ended Shank, 2 Person, Adjustable, Latching
   #6506           #40 - #50        Type - S4     #40 - #50 Double Ended Shank, Adjustable, 2 Person, Latching
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FOUNDRY FLASKS




Description:

         BCS foundry flasks are durable 14 gauge welded steel construction. Both the cope and drag sections have flanges to
help retain your sand and prevent "drop outs". The guide pins are properly sized for applying pressure during separation using
your thumbs while lifting by the brackets. These guide pins assure accurate alignment of the halves upon re-assembly after
pulling your pattern.

Ordering Info:
    Item                               Description
 #6925-0810       8" x 10" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1010      10" x 10" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1012      10" x 12" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1014      10" x 14" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1016       10" x 16" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1018      10" x 18" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1024      10" x 24" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1111      11 x 11" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1212      12" x 12" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1214      12" x 14" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1216      12" x 16" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1218      12" x 18" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1224      12" x 24" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1414      14" x 14" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1416      14" x 16" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1418      14" x 18" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1424      14" x 24" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
 #6925-1824      18" x 24" Flask, 4" Cope and 4" Drag
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CRUCIBLE SKIMMER




Description:
  This is a welded steel skimmer, approximately 4 inches in diameter with a 18 inch long x 1/4 inch diameter steel handle. The
skimmer is made from sturdy .098 inch plate steel and has a unique serrated edge to allow the maximum recovery of molten metal
while skimming the dross. The handle has a convenient hooked end for hanging. Recommended for use with aluminum or lower
melting point metals.

What It Does:
A skimmer is used to remove the dross (impurities that float to the top) from the surface of the molten metal in a crucible. Dross
needs to be removed just prior to pouring. The goal is to remove as much of it while retaining the clean molten metal. This
skimmer has a scalloped edge and a perforated surface to allow the trapped molten metal to run back into the melt.

Health / Safety Info:
Molten metal is very hot and must be handled with extreme care using proper safety equipment. The heat radiated from
the surface of the molten metal can be enough to cause burns to unprotected skin even without direct contact. Safety
goggles, face shield, gloves and fully flame & splash proof leather clothing and shoes are a must.
This skimmer must be completely dry before use. Even the slightest dampness can cause violent steam bursts or
explosions upon contact with molten metal.

Ordering Info:

           Item                                   Description
          #6900               BCS Skimmer, 4 inch diameter, 18 inch long handle with
                             hanging hook.
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SPRUE CUTTER




Description:
A Sprue Cutter is a tool used to cut tapered openings in your molding sand to use for pouring in molten metal. The sprue cutter forms a clean,
tight, tapered opening that connects to your runner or gate.
This sprue cutter is 8 inches long, with a top diameter of approx 1 3/4" and a bottom dia of 1". It is made of .038 steel and has a nicely rolled
top edge so you can push the cutter into the sand comfortably.

How To Use It:
After ramming up both the cope and drag with molding sand the sprue cutter is pressed into the sand to cut a path thru the cope into the drag.
Then the mold is opened, and gates or runners are cut to connect your mold cavity to the sprue channel. The sprue cutter can be pressed in
farther than the parting line to create a catch basin in the drag half to stop sand that might get washed off during pouring from entering the mold
cavity.

Ordering Info:

         Item                    Qty                                   Description
        #6905                     1            Sprue Cutter, 8 inches x 1 3/4 inch top diameter




PATTERN LETTERS



Description:
  Pattern Letters are characters used in making foundry patterns for items such as plaques and signs. These letters are made of metal so they are
durable and may be used over again in other patterns if they are carefully removed.

Usage:
   These letters can be bonded to your pattern surface using adhesives such as super-glue or wood working glue. If you choose a water based
glue it may be possible to soak the pattern and have the characters loosen enough to be removed and reused. It's also possible to use double
sticky tape to hold them down, however the tape will have to be trimmed around each character to prevent sand adhesion. They do not have
brad holes for fastening.
   These letters are made of "White Metal", which is a low melting temperature alloy comprised of Tin, Lead and Antimony (See MSDS). They
have the appearance of aluminum.
   Letters are upper case only. In addition to the letters A thru Z, and the numbers 0 thru 9, the characters - . , & are available.

Ordering:
ORDER #6909 / #6910 AND SPECIFY WHICH CHARACTERS YOU WANT. LETTERS ARE UPPER CASE ONLY. IN ADDITION
TO THE LETTERS A THRU Z, AND THE NUMBERS 0 THRU 9, THE CHARACTERS - . , & ARE AVAILABLE.

   Item Number                         Font                         Size (inches tall)
                               (Click for Example)
       #6909                   Sharp Roman Gothic                          1/2"
       #6910                   Sharp Roman Gothic                           1"
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WELDING AND FOUNDRY GLOVES




Welding Gloves:
These are a Side Split Leather Gauntlet Welding Glove, with Reinforced palm area, fully welted, Lined, Self trimmed at cuff, 35
cm (13 3/4") long.- Import.
These are a quality product and a great value.
Foundry Gloves:
These Foundry Gloves have a 19 oz aluminized Kevlar® - Aramid fiber blend on the back for up to 2000°F radiant protection.
The Palm has a 35 oz Zetex Plus® palm for short duration contact protection of up to 2000°F.
Ordering Info:

      Item               Qty                                 Description
     #8003               1 Pair       Welding Gloves, 14 inch, Leather
     #8004               2 Pair       Welding Gloves, 14 inch, Leather
     #8026               1 Pair       Foundry Gloves, Aluminized Zetex Plus®
     #8027               2 Pair       Foundry Gloves, Aluminized Zetex Plus®




FOUNDRY FACE SHIELD




Description:
  This is a North Model 67300 Sparkguard with a North 60028 Wire Mesh Window. It provides full face protection from sparks
with a non-fogging wire mesh screen. The sturdy ratchet headgear assembly fits a wide range of head sizes and has a foam
sweatband. Meets ANSI Z87.1-1989 safety specs. The high crown head cover provides added protection.

    This mask must be worn with additional eye protection such as safety glasses to provide full protection from flying objects.

Ordering Info:

   Item                                      Description
   #8030         Spark guard wire mesh face shield with ratchet adjustable head gear.
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PARTING DUST




                                                       -NON-SILICA-
                                            - KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN -
Description:
BCS parting dust (formerly PD-1) is a professional grade parting dust for use with both naturally bonded (clay) and oil bonded
(Petro-Bond(tm)) sands. It is manufactured by Asbury Graphite, Inc., and sold to foundries under the trade name "Diamond
Parting #104" (tm). This parting is (almost) silica free. It is a mixture of porous minerals which have been finely ground. It has
been formulated to be highly lubricious (marketing talk... means slick) which aids separation of cope / drag halves and pattern
removal . This parting will not water proof the sand surface, so steam and gas can escape from the melted metal. This helps
reduce surface porosity.

What It Does:
Parting dust coats the surface of an object so that the molding sand will not stick to it. This allows a pattern to be drawn from the
sand and leave a clean, sharp impression behind.
Parting dust also coats the sand in one half of the mold and prevents the sand in the other half from sticking to it. This allows the
halves to be separated and the pattern removed. This separation line is called the parting line.

How To Use It:
Simply load half a cup into an old white sock and you have a handy duster. Apply a fine dusting to parting surfaces of sand mold
and patterns. New patterns will benefit from thoroughly applying a coating of parting dust prior to first time use.
Keep the sock and unused parting dust in a tightly sealed can to avoid moisture absorption. (I use an old coffee can!). I figure I
use about a tablespoon per mold. At that rate 5 pounds will last a long time!

Ordering Info:

          Item                 Qty                 Description
         #1002              5 Lbs. Box       Parting Dust
         #1015             10 Lbs. Box       Parting Dust
         #1016             20 Lbs. Box       Parting Dust
         #1018             50 Lbs. Box       Parting Dust
                                                                                                                          PAGE 15
PLUMBAGO GRAPHITE PARTING
Description:
This material is Plumbago Graphite dust. It is manufactured by Asbury Graphite of California, and sold as Plumbago PMB 456 to
the commercial foundry industry.

What It Does:
Plumbago is a very fine carbon graphite powder used as a parting dust in high temperature foundry work. It is a slick powder that
prevents sand from sticking to patterns, or to keep sand from sticking to itself. It is also used as a release agent for coating steel
core pins when used in aluminum castings. A graphite coating applied to a steel pin before pouring aluminum into the mold will
allow the pin be driven out of the finished aluminum casting, thus leaving an accurate bore.

How To Use It:
Dust the material onto patterns, sand or core pins using an old sock or parting dust bag. Store unused Plumbago in a sealed
container to keep out moisture (and to keep in the Plumbago!!!).
Plumbago is a VERY black, messy, easily spread dust. It will wash off of skin with detergent and water, but some materials,
especially plastic, can be permanently discolored. The stuff drifts easily in the breeze.

Ordering Info:
         Item                  Qty                     Description
        #1060             5 Pound            Asbury PMB 456 Plumbago
        #1062             10 Pounds          Asbury PMB 456 Plumbago
        #1064             20 Pounds          Asbury PMB 456 Plumbago
                                                                                                                                          PAGE 16
ALUMINUM FLUX:
           BCS is pleased to offer Asbury 770 Cover flux for aluminum casting. This is a professional grade cleaning and drossing flux. It
promotes low metallic content in the dross (less wasted metal) and aids in keeping furnace walls clean. It has good cleaning and easy skimming
properties. This flux is used in both crucible and ladle type furnaces when the temperature is in the 1275-1350 Deg F. range.
           Flux is a necessity when using scrap material in the melt. It helps impurities and slag (crud) float to the top of the melt. It also creates
a floating layer on top of the molten metal that protects the molten metal from oxidation. When the metal has melted the dross layer is skimmed
off and second application of flux is stirred in. After the second application has had time to react, the final dross is skimmed off to reveal a
clean, mirror like pool of molten metal. This process will result in a better surface finish and improved material strength in your part.
           Using a good flux helps to recover metal that would otherwise be stuck to the dross and lost in skimming. Can be used in crucible or
ladle type furnaces:

                               Crucible Size         Pounds Aluminum            Initial Charge              Molten
                                    #2                     2 lb.                    1/2 tsp.                1/2 tsp.
                                    #4                     4 lb.                     1 tsp.                  1 tsp.
                                    #6                     6 lb.                     2 tsp.                  2 tsp.
                                    #8                     8 lb.                     2 tsp.                  3 tsp.
                                   #10                     10 lb.                    3 tsp.                  3 tsp.
                                   #16                     16 lb.                    4 tsp.                  4 tsp.


ALUMINUM DEGAS TABLETS:




          BCS Aluminum Degas Tablets are a professional grade, low smoke, degassing tablet for use in aluminum casting. They are
manufactured by the Asbury Fluxmaster of Utah Co. and sold under the trade name of Asbury #752™ to the foundry industry. This material
works to effectively remove dissolved gas from the melt. It is designed to release a greater number of smaller gas bubbles over a longer period
to give the most efficient cleaning. (Always use with proper ventilation!)

          This table provides an approximate guide to the amount needed:


                                                              Pounds           Initial
                                           Crucible Size                                         Molten
                                                             Aluminum          Charge
                                                  #2             2 lb.         1/4 tsp.          1/4 tsp.
                                                  #4             4 lb.         1/2 tsp.          1/2 tsp.
                                                  #6             6 lb.         3/4 tsp.          3/4 tsp.
                                                  #8            8 lb.           1 tsp.           3/4 tsp.
                                                 #10            10 lb.          1 tsp.            1 tsp.
                                                 #16            16 lb.          2 tsp.            2 tsp.


Order Info:

     Item                 Qty                          Description
    #2003              1-1/2 Lbs.                    Aluminum Flux
    #2004                3 Lbs.                      Aluminum Flux
    #2011                 3 ea                    Aluminum Degas Tablets
    #2012                 6 ea                    Aluminum Degas Tablets
                                                                                                                             PAGE 17

BRASS / BRONZE FLUX
         BCS Brass Degasser is a professional grade, copper, brass, & bronze degasser. It is manufactured by the Asbury
Fluxmaster of Utah Inc. and sold to the foundry industry as #761 Degasser. It is used to remove hydrogen and dissolved gas from
the molten metal.
         Molten metal can have gas dissolved in it that can cause problems. Dissolved gas can cause surface imperfections when
the gas comes out of solution (bubbles) into the sand. It can also lead to serious metallurgical defects caused by hydrogen
embrittlement. Degasser combines with the gas in solution in the molten metal, and drives it out of the melt.
         Apply 1/2 the recommend amount on the cold charge. When charge is completely melted, skim the dross and plunge the
remaining degasser into the metal. The object is to have the degas bubbles dispersed as much as possible thru the molten metal.
This should be done as the last step before pouring. Adjust the quantity as required depending on the cleanliness, size, quantity
and holding time of your metal.
         For small batch use the following amounts are recommended:


                                           Crucible    Pounds
                                                                             Degasser
                                             Size   Brass / Bronze
                                              #2         6 lb.                1/2 tsp.
                                              #4        12 lb.                 1 tsp.
                                              #6        18 lb.               1-1/2 tsp.
                                              #8        24 lb.                 2 tsp.
                                             #10        30 lb.                 2 tsp.
                                             #16        48 lb.               3-1/2 tsp.



      Item                 Qty                             Description
     #3001              1-1/2 Lbs.             Brass / Bronze Flux, Re-Sealable Can
     #3002                3 Lbs.               Brass / Bronze Flux, Re-Sealable Can



BRASS / BRONZE DEGAS:
          BCS Brass Casting Flux is a professional grade, cover and drossing flux for use in brass and bronze casting. It is
manufactured by Synex Inc. and sold to the foundry industry as BA-315 Brass / Bronze Flux ™. This flux reduces metal
oxidation, promotes separation of dross from metal, and reduces gas levels in molten metal.
          Flux is a necessity when using scrap material in the melt. It helps impurities and slag (crud) float to the top of the melt. It
also creates a floating layer on top of the molten metal that protects the molten metal from oxidation.
          When the metal has melted the dross layer is skimmed off and the flux is stirred in. After the flux has had time to react,
the final dross is skimmed off to reveal a clean, mirror like pool of molten metal. This process will result in a better surface finish
and improved material strength in your part.
Using a good flux helps to recover metal that would otherwise be stuck to the dross and lost in skimming. Can be used in hot
crucibles or ladle furnaces.
                                           Crucible    Pounds
                                                                              Molten
                                             Size   Brass / Bronze
                                              #2         6 lb.                1/2 tsp.
                                              #4        12 lb.                 1 tsp.
                                              #6        18 lb.               1-1/2 tsp.
                                              #8        24 lb.                 2 tsp.
                                             #10        30 lb.                 2 tsp.
                                             #16        48 lb.               3-1/2 tsp.
                                                                                                                        PAGE 18
CASTABLE REFRACTORY CEMENTS:

         Castable refractory cement can be cast in forms to create a furnace body. It is worked just like a light weight concrete or
masonry mortar. Refractory cement is unlike regular cement in that regular cement has water bound up in the compound. Heating
regular cement will cause the water to flash to steam and destroy the structure. Refractory cement allows the water to be driven
off during curing and in the initial heating. Refractory cement has elements that trap many microscopic air pockets in the mix that
provide a high degree of insulation.
         Kast~O~LITE® is a castable refractory cement manufactured by A.P. Green / Harbison-Walker. It is used as the
insulation material in foundry furnaces. Its maximum temperature is 2600 Degree Fahrenheit . You'll need 86 lbs of material per
cubic foot, not counting mixing losses.
         Versaflow® 60 Plus is a castable refractory cement manufactured by Harbison Walker. It is used as the insulation
material in foundry furnaces. Its maximum service temperature is 3100 °F (1705°C). The manufactures literature specifies that
148 pounds of cement is needed per cubic foot of space to be filled. This equates to about 11.6 cubic inches per pound. Thus a 55
pound bag will cast approximately 638 cubic inches.




     Item                   Qty                                 Description
     #1009                55 Lbs.          Kast~O~Lite® 26 LI Castable Refractory
     #1007               55 Lb Bag         Versaflow® 60 Plus 3100°F Castable Refractory Cement
                                                                                                                         PAGE 19
FIBERFRAX CERAMIC INSULATIONS




Durablanket® S:
           Fiberfrax Durablanket® S insulation is a strong, lightweight, flexible needled blanket that is made from spun ceramic
fibers. It is rated to a recommended operating temperature of 2150 °F maximum temperature of 2300 °F. This material is
available in a 1 inch thickness x 24 inch width x any length up to 25 feet. The material is 8 pcf (pounds per cubic foot) density.

Typical Applications

Durablanket® S


    •    Furnace, kiln, reformer and boiler linings                         •   Annealing cover seals
    •    Investment casting mold wrappings                                  •   High-temperature filtration
    •    Removable insulating blankets for stress relieving welds           •   Nuclear insulation applications
    •    Reusable insulation for steam and gas turbines                     •   Atmosphere furnace lining
    •    Flexible high-temperature pipe insulation                          •   Field steam generator lining
    •    Pressure and cryogenic vessel fire protection                      •   Excellent handling strength
    •    High-temperature kiln and furnace insulation                       •   Excellent hot strength
    •    Furnace door linings and seals                                     •   Low thermal conductivity
    •    Soaking pit seals                                                  •   Low heat storage
    •    Furnace repairs                                                    •   Light weight
    •    Thermal reactor insulation                                         •   Resiliency
    •    Expansion joint seals                                              •   Thermal shock resistance
    •    Primary reformer header insulation                                 •   High heat reflectance
    •    High-temperature gasketing                                         •   Excellent corrosion resistance
    •    Glass furnace crown insulation                                     •   Excellent thermal stability
    •    Incineration equipment and stack linings                           •   Excellent sound absorption
                                                                            •   Excellent fire protection



Consider coating your FiberFrax with ITC-100 to both increase insulation value and to create a hard coating that will protect your
material.

        Item                                         Description
        #1080                Durablanket S, 1" x 24" (specify number of FEET required).
                                                                                                                                             PAGE 20
     INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CERAMICS COATINGS




Description:
ITC-100 HT Ceramic Coating is a versatile high temperature coating that has proven to achieve outstanding energy savings and refractory
protection. Use it alone or as a base coat for other ITC products. It is used as a covering for ceramic fiber insulation or castable refractory. This
material reflects radiant heat back into the furnace to achieve high temperatures quickly and efficiently.

ITC 200 EZ Ceramic Fill is a durable compound used to repair broken, chipped or cracked brick, castable or fiber material (such as Kaowool).
Bonds rapidly and eliminates need for costly re-bricking. Revives old equipment economically and efficiently.

ITC 213 Ceramic Coating for Metals. This is an outstanding product especially formulated to protect metals and graphite, including those exposed
to molten metals. It helps to prevent stainless steel and steel parts from erosion, oxidation and fatigue from prolonged use. Use also to repair
damaged areas. (This material is a long lasting coating for your steel pipe crucibles!)

ITC 296A Ceramic Top Coating is a high purity ceramic top coating that resists deposits from firing gasses and from contact with molten metals.
Increases energy efficiency by reflecting heat back into the furnace or back into the melt. Helps to reduce contamination of subsequent firings from
the by products of the previous heats. This material is applied over the base coat of ITC-100, ITC-200EZ or ITC-213.

How To Use It:

ITC-100 HT Ceramic Coating: Preparation: Prepare the surface by removing all loose and weakened fiber, bricks, debris, particles, dust and
grease from interior walls, door, crown, floor and grooves behind electrical elements. Immediately before applying ITC 100, dampen these areas by
spraying lightly with water. Mixing: Mix to one pint of ITC 100 1/2 pint of water and mix well. Applying: Spraying is the best method of
application. For small applications a brush can be used. Coverage: A gallon will cover 50 to 100 square feet, and a pint will cover approximately 6
to 12 square feet.

ITC 200 EZ Preparation: Apply ITC 100 HT as a base coat. Applying: Immediately after application of ITC 100 HT, using a spatula or similar
tool, fill all cracks, holes, crevices and damaged areas with the ITC 200. Allow to air dry before firing.

ITC 213: Preparation: Prepare the surface by removing all loose rust layers, grease, dirt and molten metal build-up. If possible roughen the surface
to be coated by using a file or hacksaw blade. Sandblasting is NOT recommended. Wash surface with a 1:1 solution of liquid Clorox bleach and
water. Applying: Mix coating thoroughly. The best results are obtained by using a paint edger or a piece of cloth dipped into the ITC 213 and then
vigorously rubbing the coating onto the surface as thinly as possible. Coverage: 150 to 250 sq feet per gallon, or a pint will cover 18 to 31 square
feet.

ITC 296A: Preparation: Apply other ITC-products as appropriate. The 296A is always the final coat applied. Fire previous materials to full
operating temperature. Applying: Thin the material by adding 1/2 a pint of water to a pint of 296A. Mix thoroughly. Apply the 296A with a
sprayer or by brush. Allow to air dry and then fire to operating temperature. Coverage: 100 to 200 sq feet per gallon, a pint will cover 12 to 20
square feet.

     WARNING: Do NOT apply any surface coatings, such as ITC-100 or ITC-100 coated ceramic fiber blankets over refractory cement until the
     refractory cement has been cured and fired. Sealing the cement surface before it has been fully fired once has caused steam explosions!!

            Item                 Qty                                    Description
           #1070                 Pint          ITC 100 HT Ceramic Coating
           #1071                Gallon         ITC 100 HT Ceramic Coating
           #1074                 Pint          ITC 200 EZ Ceramic Fill
           #1076                 Pint          ITC 213 Ceramic Metal Coating
           #1078                 Pint          ITC 296A Ceramic Top Coating
                                                                                                    PAGE 21
SODIUM SILICATE FOR CORE MAKING

Description:
Sodium Silicate is a liquid material that can be mixed with sand to form a core.

What It Does:
Cores are used to create hollow cavities in the interior of castings. Sand is mixed with a binder to form a
solid "sand core". A core must porous enough to allow gas to escape from the casting, while still blocking
the molten metal. It should also be easily removed from the finished casting. Sodium Silicate is used as the
binder that "glues" the sand together in cores.
For example, imagine making a cannon. The bore (hollow section) of the cannon can be formed by a core.
The hardened sand core goes into the cannon mold so that the molten metal will form the cannon body, but
be blocked from filling the center. After the metal cools, the sand core is shaken out of the cannon, leaving
the hollow barrel.
There are numerous core binders available, but sodium silicate has a distinct advantage because the cores
can be made at room temperature, not baked in ovens like most of the other types. This allows the cores to
be made in simple core boxes. A "core box" is used to form the desired shape of the core, such as the
cylinder shape of the cannon bore in the above example. Core boxes for sodium silicate cores can be made
with materials that would melt while heat curing traditional cores. Examples of materials that can be used
to make a core box for sodium silicate are PVC pipe, cardboard, wood or just about anything else that will
give the desired shape.

How To Use It:
Mix a fine grained sand (try about a 100 mesh to begin with) with 3% to 4% by weight of the sodium
silicate. Mixing can be accomplished in a small container by hand for small jobs. Larger batches can be
mixed in a muller.
Pack the treated sand into a core box that forms the desired shape. Insert any wires, rods or other support
items as required.
To solidify the core, apply CO2 gas from a low pressure source such as a beverage gas cylinder. The gas
can be applied using a hose and any convenient nozzle. The nozzle could be just the end of the tube, or a
diffuser such as a standard kitchen funnel. The object is to push the gas thru the core from one end to the
other, and activate the sodium silicate to bind the sand.
The cores will be ready for use immediately after becoming solid.


Ordering Info:

       Item                  Qty                            Description
      #1025               Quart Can          Liquid Sodium Silicate Core Binder
      #1026                 Gallon           Liquid Sodium Silicate Core Binder
      #1027               65 Pounds          Liquid Sodium Silicate Core Binder
                    (approx. 5 Gallons)
                                                                                                                         PAGE 22
MARCOTE 7 CRUCIBLE, SKIMMER, LADLE AND TOOL COATING

Description:
Marcote 7 is manufactured by Asbury Fluxmaster as a water-based refractory coating for metal crucibles, skimmers, metal ladles,
sow molds and other metal components in contact with molten metal.

What It Does:
Marcote 7 forms a refractory coating over metal surfaces that protects them from spalling and degradation by exposure to molten
metal. Marcote 7 will keep your melt from picking up metal flakes from a metal crucible. It will also greatly extend the life of
your pipe crucible and make it easier to clean after use. A coating of Marcote 7 will generally last for a heat or two. If allowed to
cool slowly in the furnace after use, it is possible to extend the life of the coating. The material is easily scraped clean for re-
application as required. (If you have need for a long lasting ceramic coating for metal, graphite or castable take a look at ITC
Ceramic Coatings).

How To Use It:
BCS's Marcote 7 comes in a quart can. Simply mix it with 3 1/2 cups of water to make a ready to use quart. Clean the surfaces to
be coated thoroughly and remove all scale and deposits. Pre-heat your crucible or other tool to 200 deg F. and brush on a through
coating. Put it back in the oven for 1 hour more and allow the coating to completely dry prior to use. Close up the can and the
remaining material will keep for a long time.
MSDS & Health Info:


Ordering Info:

         Item                 Qty                          Description
        #1050                1 Quart         Marcote 7 Refractory Coating
                                                                                                                         PAGE 23
METAL INGOTS
Description: BCS stocks metal ingots in the following alloys:

Aluminum: A356




   Aluminum Alloy A356 is the "industry standard" for casting aluminum. This is a versatile alloy has good machining properties
and can be solution heat treated. It contains approx. 7% Silicon and 0.3% magnesium, the balance being aluminum. Good choice
for both sand and permanent mold castings.

Brass: C854 Leaded Yellow




  Leaded yellow brass has good castability, moderate strength, and a pleasing yellow color that polishes well. It machines well
with a machinability index of 80 (Compared to "free machining brass" of 100). It is used in furniture fittings, musical instruments
and decorative ornamental fittings. It is the brass of choice for marine brightwork. For marine structural applications I'm told that
C873 (Everdure) is a better choice because of its higher long term strength in a salt water environment. Leaded yellow brass
contains approx. 67% Copper, 29% Zinc, 3% Lead, and 1% Tin. 2050 F is a good starting point for pouring.
  Although the lead content makes this an easy alloy to machine it is recommended that the material not be used in any
application where the lead might pose a hazard. This brass can be joined by soldering or brazing. Brazing temperatures will
approach that of the "hot short" temperature for this material, so it needs to be fixtured carefully to prevent movement or stress
during brazing. (The hot short point of a material is that at which the metal will easily fracture or crumble).

Brass: C836 Leaded Red




  Leaded Red Brass is known for its wear resistance, moderate strength, good castability, easy machining (Index of 84) , good
corrosion resistance, and interesting appearance. Red Brass is probably the most widely cast brass composition. It is popular for
ornamental fixtures because of its deep reddish color. The material is composed of approx. 85% Copper, 5% Lead, 5% Tin, and
5% Zinc. Try 2150 F as a pouring temperature.
  Although the lead content makes this an easy alloy to machine it is recommended that the material not be used in any
application where the lead might pose a hazard. This brass can be joined by soldering or brazing. Brazing temperatures will
approach that of the "hot short" temperature for this material, so it needs to be fixtured carefully to prevent movement or stress
during brazing and cooling. Welding is not recommended.
                                                                                                                          PAGE 24
Bronze: C873 (Everdur)




   Alloy C873 is also known as a Silicon-Bronze (or sometimes Silicon-Brass). Because of it's low lead content silicon-bronze is
often a replacement for leaded plumbing brasses. Silicon Bronze is considered to be ideal for the amateur foundry. It can be
remelted numerous times without changing composition. It has excellent pouring characteristics and gives a good surface finish.
It has poor machinability however (Index of 40). The main use of this material is in art sculpture and plaques. It can be readily
joined by brazing with oxyacetylene. It is composed of approximately 95% Copper, 4% Silicon, and 1% Manganese. It's pouring
temperature is 1850 F - 2150 F.

Zinc Alloy: ZA-27 (Zamack-27)
  Zinc Alloy ZA-27 is an under appreciated metal for foundry use. This metal is 1.5 to 3 times stronger than cast aluminum, and
can have the tensile strength of grey or malleable cast iron! It's casting temperature is in the range of 950-1,100 Deg F as
compared to aluminum at 1,450 Deg F. It is important to keep the material from being overheated when melting. Zinc fumes are
hazardous. The machinability of ZA-27 is very good.
  Zinc alloys are sometimes known as "Pot Metal". Zamack alloys are often used in die casting as well as sand casting. Thin,
complex die cast sections are possible with this alloy. Unfortunately some designs have pushed the limits of these thin sections
and the resulting failures have given zinc a bad name. Don't be misled, ZA-27 is an excellent casting material!

Ordering Info:
    We now stock metals in full ingots and cut up. The weights of the full ingots will vary by approximately +/- 3 lbs since the
manufacturing process for "pigging" out ingots is imprecise. The actual price charged will be prorated based on the actual weight
of the full ingot shipped.
   This material is also available cut into 2 inch slices. The sections are the height and width of the ingots (approx. 4 " x 3" x 12"
for copper alloys, and 1-1/2" x 2" x 23" for Zamack), cut into 2 inch slices (like a loaf of bread!). You can order any number of
pounds that you want.
   All prices include shipping to the 48 states!




Item                      Description
        #9100             Aluminum, A356, Full Ingot (Approx. 13 Lbs)
        #9102             Aluminum, A356, 2 Inch Sections
        #9110             Bronze, C873 (Everdur), Full Ingot (Approx. 25 Lbs)
        #9112             Bronze, C873 (Everdur), 2 Inch Sections
        #9120             Brass, C854, Leaded Yellow, Full Ingot (Approx. 25 Lbs)
        #9122             Brass, C854, Leaded Yellow, 2 Inch Sections
        #9130             Brass, C836, Leaded Red, Full Ingot (Approx. 25 Lbs)
        #9132             Brass, C836, Leaded Red, 2 Inch Sections
        #9140             Zinc Alloy, ZA-27 Full Ingot (Approx. 18 Lbs)
        #9142             Zinc Alloy, ZA-27 , 2 Inch Sections
                                                                                                                            PAGE 25
FERROSILICON CAST IRON ADDITIVE - 75%




Description:
BCS Ferrosilicon is a 75% concentration of FeSi used to improve the machinability of Cast Irons.

How To Use It:
Only a small quantity of 75% Ferrosilicon additive is needed. Commercial foundries use about 7 to 14 lbs per ton. You will need
to experiment a bit to determine the amount that works best for your melt size. BCS Ferrosilicon is supplied in a 3/8in x 12 mesh
particle size. The chemical analysis is 75.22% Si, 0.96% Al, 0.75% Ca.


Ordering Info:

       Item                      Qty                                Description
       #3505                    2 Lbs.          75% Ferrosilicon Cast Iron Additive




KEY STOCK
Product Description:
If you are building one of Dave Gingery's projects, you'll probably need key stock for the gibs. This is Mak-A-Key (tm) brand
zinc-plated steel. Cold drawn C1018 low carbon steel, zinc plated for rust protection. The size is printed on each bar. Plated
tolerance is +.003 / -.000. Each bar is 12 inches long. Bars are grease less and rust-resistant. They will not deteriorate in stock.
Ordering Info:

         Item                                                Description
         #9001              Key Stock, 3ea - 1/8 x 1/4 x 12 inch
         #9002              Key Stock, 3ea - 1/4 x 1/4 x 12 inch
         #9003              Key Stock Combo,
                            3ea - 1/8 x 1/4 x 12 inch
                            3ea - 1/4 x 1/4 x 12 inch
                                                                                                                PAGE 26
BOOKS:

         The Complete Handbook of Sand Casting" - C.W. Ammen; TAB Books, 1979; ISBN 0-8306-1403-X . A very
         complete guide to sand casting by someone who has done it for a living. If you are only going to buy one book,
         this is the one! ITEM #4100




         Li'l Bertha, A Compact Electric Resistance Shop Furnace" - David J. Gingery; Lindsay Publications, 1984;
         ISBN 0-917914-16-3: How to build an electric furnace for use in casting aluminum and zinc metals. Practical,
         low cost approach. I've built this unit and it works like a champ. ITEM #4101




          "Handbook of Lost Wax or Investment Casting" - James E. Sopcak: This is a booklet made up of a series
          of reprints of magazine articles dealing with the manufacturing of jewelry using the lost wax process.
          Although it is addressed to the jewelry artist, the information is very useful for the hobby caster using lost wax
          process for other larger projects. A very interesting series of construction articles showing how to build all
          manner of shop equipment necessary for mold making, burnout, pressure casting, and wax injection. The
          process of investment casting is thoroughly examined. ITEM #4102




         "U.S. Navy Foundry Manual" - Uncle Sam: This is the way our Navy foundry strikers learn the ropes. The
         Navy Department Bureau of Ships wrote the book on practical foundry work. Sound, proven information that
         enabled the foundryman to make repair parts for any vessel that need them, all while at sea in a tender! The
         Manual documents what they learned about designing a casting, pattern making, sands for molds and cores,
         making molds, making cores, gating risers and chills, operation of furnaces, pouring castings, cleaning castings,
         identifying casting defects, heat treatment and more. ITEM #4103




          “Gas Burners for Forges, Furnaces & Kilns” written by Michael Porter: If you are going to build a gas
          powered forge or furnace, or just need a hand held burner, this book is the one to get. It CLEARLY describes
          the building of 3 different burners. It also tells you which burner is right for your project. Each design has a
          detailed bill of materials, clear diagrams and step by step instructions. All the designs can be built using
          common hand tools. So now that you know how to make the burners, what to do with them? Well this book
          shows you how to build a "Propane Bottle Gas Forge", a "Jeweler's Foundry Furnace", a "Farrier's Forge", and
          a "Multi-hole Glass Furnace". As a bonus there is even a chapter on building a forge cart! Good designs and
          complete information. ITEM #4104

				
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