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The Complete Handbook of Sand Casting [Kindle Edition]

C. Ammen
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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A do-it-yourself guide to forming all types of metal in versatile sand molds.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5762 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (22 Mar 1979)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071776842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071776844
  • ASIN: B00A15ZOYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference for sand casting. 15 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is possibly the best reference work for sand casting that I have ever read. It covers bench and floor castings, in all the popular metals (iron, brass, etc..) Ammen uses his 35 years of foundry experience to provide a complete and explicit reference for sand casting.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By ReviewMan VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I have given the book 4 stars instead of 5 because although there is a very comprehensive coverage of the topic, far more than most amateurs would need, I suspect, the author makes what to me is a cardinal sin: he mentions terms, expressions and nouns before explaining what they mean. The glossary, at the back of the book, did not help either. That is why I have recommended that the reader should consult a more basic book first: I suspect that the book was originally written for other members of the trade and was then 'adapted' for the DIY market.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed 8 Nov 2012
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This books is a very detailed account of the authors many years of experience in the field. A great introduction and I suspect there's a few things in here veterans in the field would be interested in.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference for sand casting. 15 Dec 1998
By Nick Janes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is possibly the best reference work for sand casting that I have ever read. It covers bench and floor castings, in all the popular metals (iron, brass, etc..) Ammen uses his 35 years of foundry experience to provide a complete and explicit reference for sand casting.
58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Establishing your own foundry 4 Feb 2000
By Forrest Addy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
C. W. Ammen has done an admirable job of condensing the three foundry trades apprenticeships into a paperback. If ever a live steamer or inventor wanted to set up a small foundry this would be the book to buy.

Mr Ammen knows his business and how to teach it but he is not a technical writer. You will have to live with the book's faults. It's poorly edited and there are a good many clumsy sentances and examples of bad grammar.

Do not let these faults distract you from the narrative. A good industrial craftsman with little knowledge of foundry practice can follow the instructions given to ultimately produce practice sand castings of most any metal of good quality.
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sand Crabs View 23 Sep 2001
By T. Janstrom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This has got to be the sand casting bible, because for one it really does start at the begining. This book will treach you how to start from scratch, build your own furnace, and how to make the anciliary equipment. Most importantly it is written by one of the experts in the field, he will take stepby step through your first casting, and teach you how to figure out what went wrong. So if this is what you want to do this is the book for you.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friends, sand crabs, lend him your big hairy ears 21 Feb 2008
By Casey E. Barrows - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
When I needed a part for a project that I just couldn't buy, I decided to try sand casting it. This was the first book I bought, and I don't regret it. It has a great deal of technical knowledge to offer, and it's written in a very accessible way for the amateur like myself. Mostly though, I get a great mental picture of Mr. Ammen when reading his words. I've known crusty tradesmen like I imagine Ammen to be, and it makes me sad to think that they are a dying breed. What a world, full of artists, amateurs, and pencil pushers, with few that know how anything really works. I think it's worth buying just for the colorful prose.

A topic like metal casting could fill an encyclopedia easily, so I think it is great praise of Ammen to say that this book gives you just enough rope to hang yourself. Besides, anybody who's ever done anything knows that the only way to learn how to do something is to do it. So get this book, mix up some green sand, and git'er done.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Handbook of Sand Casting 28 Oct 2005
By Robert J. Cvarovsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A well thought out book with easy to follow instructions. A good reference book for the novice foundry man. I would suggest this book for anyone even remotely interested in casting and foundry work.
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