The foundry or metal casting stuff thats been going on the the ESE thread really inspired me to get on with having a go at this stuff.
If you can cast metal theres really not much you cant do. I dont think its going to be easy, most of it has been a bit of 2 steps forward 1 step back so far.
Im actually an old hand at this I cast a sinker weight or a sandwich toaster when I was in 4th form metalwork, I suspect not much has changed in the last 35 years since then.
First I found myself a furnace, looks nice but with the burner it had was struggling to melt cheese, I now have a new burner with a gentle breeze from a small blower.
One of the first things I wanted to do was copy some parts to make moulds from, Husaberg put me onto a product called Vinamold its a rubbery hotmelt that feels a bit like silicone when at room temp but is a runny liquid at 160°C here my first stab at copying the transfers from a RG250 barrell
How it arrives, I bought 1.5kg its reusable so if you screw up just throw it back into the pot and try again
left over vinamold ready for next time