The Charcoal Foundry
by David J Gingery, David J Gingery Publishing
21.5 X 14 cm. 80 pages
In 1985 my boss handed me a Lindsay Technical Books catalog. Among the offerings were books dealing with amateur metal casting. It had never occurred to me that this was something one could practically do at home. I bought The Charcoal Foundry, and was surprised to learn that casting was not only practical, it was cheap. All you need are sand, clay, wood for patterns, and simple tools, most of which you can make yourself, and a supply of scrap aluminum. This little book has every thing you need to know to produce your first pieces.