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Metal Casting the Viking Way

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by chelloveck, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Metal casting and blacksmithing are both ways of crafting useful objects from scratch for use about a homestead where buying them readymade may not be an option.

    The link below shows how it was done in the Viking era.
    Via Viking Metal Casting


    Note the cautionary tale in the following web article, about the purity of casting materials being used.

    Hammered Out Bits: Bronze Casting - Metals, Melts and other Mysteries
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  2. duane

    duane Monkey++

    The man that they found buried in the ice had a knife cast that way. He also had arsenic and other heavy metals in hair so we know he was there when it was cast. Modern casting method using graphite mold is similar in principle as is casting lead bullets.
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  3. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    My people. [afro]
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    You can also cast in silicon it won't melt away from the hot metal.
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