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Unravel The Mysteries That Surround The Making Of Timber Foundry Patterns.

Many people dont realize that Hobby Foundry Patterns can be made using simple hand held woodworking tools...  Well, that's what the old masters had to rely on.

Often we are told to think outside the square to solve problems, or to find solutions to all kinds of things, well, I can tell you that the old-time pattern makers were certainly thinking outside of the square long before the "term" became fashionable.

Pattern making enables the transformation of your basic ideas & sketches on paper & turn them into a  solid pattern reality, all it takes is some thought and the application of  tried & true basic pattern making skills, the methods are simple for the home hobby worker to put  into practice, but the amazing thing about the art of traditional pattern making is that you don't need expensive 3D Cad Cam software programs to design & build good patterns for your hobby foundry. But don't get me wrong, I am not knocking new technology, for it is an exciting period we live in right now.

But you would have to admit, the real fun and personal reward is applying the traditional skills to make nice quality patterns using your hands and a few basic wood working tools.

The a verage hobby worker most likely wont know how to use complex software programs, let alone afford to buy them, but he/she would feel right at home with a mallet and a couple of chisels. To design good patterns in your home workshop, you will need a basic set up; Drawing paper - A set of drafting or drawing instruments -  "T" square, and a couple of pencils. There's no rocket science involved here.

The Simple Way To Success.

Here is an opportunity for you to obtain ready access to a ton of practical pattern making  knowledge outlining how to use common woodwork tools to make patterns using nothing more than a piece of wood, a few chisels, some glue & perhaps a simple woodwork lathe.


Improve Your Skills Now & Learn The Techniques.

There are certain processes you must go through to produce foundry patterns, you may have to learn how to think and visualise things in reverse, especially when you need to make a core box, you also need to know how to apply the rules of shrinkage, pattern draft, this ebook will explain all of those things in a way that you will understand, while reading the book, you will  probably have one of those, Ah ha moments, and things will begin to fall into place.

This book will help you to understand what the black art of pattern making is all about.

This book should be in your hobby foundry library.


The book is a real gem, even though the technology hails back to the early part of the last century, pre 1911 to be exact, now you might think that's a bit old hat, but it's not, it outlines methods & techniques employed in the days when everything was done by hand... just like you currently do in your hobby foundry, I can tell you, I was amazed at the things I learnt while compiling & editing the book, it throws a whole new light on unique lost  methods to make foundry patterns, even complicated shapes, and still be able to withdraw them from the moulding sand.

 As an example, the book begins with a basic pattern shape. 

How to make & cast a simple thrust washer pattern.

You will learn how to produce multi-piece patterns to make hand wheels.
Learn how to mould and cast patterns with complex projections that would
 otherwise be impossible to cast. 
Learn how to mould awkward shapes with outer edge projections which would normally snag when the cope is removed, you will learn the techniques you can use to mould & cast problem shapes like this.

These are just a small sample of things you'll learn, the book also outlines several cool tricks to use when you may not have a complete pattern, and also methods you can employ using multiple flasks to get around awkward pattern shapes. There's a whole section on  using sweep mould making methods when you don't want to, or can't make a pattern. Do you know what a follow board is?  No, they allow unusual or odd shaped patterns to be moulded and cast without great difficulty, which I'm sure you'll want to know about.

This book will open up many new possibilities when creating your patterns, feel free to adapt many of the principles and methods explained in the ebook to your own work. Even if you only get to use half of the ideas outlined.

Your pattern making and foundry skills will certainly take a leap forward.  

You may think that making timber patterns is time consuming, difficult, and perhaps not worth the effort, you may even prefer to use foam patterns. The lost foam casting technique certainly has it's place in the commercial and hobby foundry, but there are problems associated with lost foam. And if you are experiencing problems with lost foam, it could be due to not having a proper understanding of how traditional timber patterns are made, in fact, if you put the question to a skilled pattern maker i.e., "should I use foam when starting out" he would most likely tell you: "That it is probably not a good idea to use the lost foam method as a novice, that is, not until you fully understand the basics of making timber patterns, there are so many variables with the lost foam casting method which will produce a bad casting which you certainly won't experience when using a timber pattern rammed up in greensand".

Some of the foundry techniques described in the Pattern Making Workshop Practice book for green sand would be difficult to do with lost foam. Green sand is still considered to be a versatile & highly effective moulding medium.

There is also a section on the best types of pattern timbers to use, and which type to stay clear of when choosing the right timber to make your patterns. Pattern Making Workshop Practice will provide more than just the basics of pattern making, it will be a valuable reference book for your foundry library. There's more than sixty seven pages of learning, including more than eighty detailed cross section drawings.You will understand & really enjoy the reading & learning.

If you are a steam buff you will love the section on how to make a pattern & core box to cast a brass steam whistle.  Read what other hobby foundry workers have to say about the pattern making ebook.

Readers Reviews.

I really enjoyed reading the 'Pattern Making Workshop Practice'
ebook. As a newbie I'd always assumed that pattern making was
basically a "no-brainer" affair. Naively I used to think that
patterns were fairly simple and done in two boxes. Nothing could've
been further from the truth! It now absolutely amazes me what can
be accomplished with complex pattern making! Thanks to your
insightful ebook I now know how to deduce what pattern configuration
to use basically from any casting work that needs doing! Compound
flasks, soldiers, pattern sweeping, balance cores etc, are all terms
and techniques that I now understand. I look forward to applying
these principles to my own metal casting. Thanks again for a
wonderful book and the preface in the book 'Knowledge is Power'
certainly is an appropriate adage as my pattern making knowledge
has been improved ten-fold.
Thank you Colin, Gordon Bland.
New Zealand.

This book provides a good overview to pattern making within the
context of the foundry. The principles still apply today and whilst
it would appear to be aimed at the novice, there is much for the
experienced. Being well illustrated with cross sectional line drawings,
the spirit of the book appears to be that virtually any shape is
castable. This is an easy to read book which I think will be a useful
addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in metal casting.
Although some of the techniques may be dated, it contains much
information which can provide inspiration and be a source of ideas
and work-arounds for solving casting problems.
David Churchward.

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