Blacksmithing and Casting Cause Meeting 1/08/2017

Hey all time for another cause meeting date 01/08/2017 at 8:30pm/after general meeting

Agenda Items:
-Cause Finances
-Cause Membership
-Purchase Proposals
-Blacksmithing equipment
-65mm gas burner for new, larger forge - Can also potentially be used for a furnace. Eventual Goal is a dual burner Forge using two 65mm burners, similar to this 45mm burner kit
-Fire bricks - hard and soft - for internals of new forge - to be sourced and priced
-Sheet metal for outside of forge - to be sourced and priced

-Casting equipment
-bentonite clay - need to source a supplier for appropriate volumes
-Silica sand - source appropriate grade and volume
-Tongs - currently being worked on by @lincolnbphillips001

-equipment inductions/tool usage
-monthly forge/cast night interest
-discussion on what other equipment/improvements we would like to work towards

If you know you will be unable to attend the meeting, please send
through the following proxy form before the meeting to


I, of (insert address), being a member of the association, appoint
(insert name) of (insert address) as my proxy to vote for me on my
behalf at the blacksmithing and casting cause meeting of the association, to be held on
the day of 1st of August 2017 and at any adjournment of the meeting.
Signed this day of (date) .


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Hi, i dont know if it’s relevant to post it here, All Pupose Coating do silica sand of various grades for $20 a 20kg bag. And i know the clay shed on the sunny coast do fire bricks and refractory mortar…

Hi I can assist with materials,

I still have left over castable Alumina Refractory rated to 1850 degrees perfect for making forges and furnaces as well as i still have an option on another half pallet of this stuff if still available.

I used to make my own blast furnaces and can help to set up gas and waste oil fired forges and furnaces and have equipment i can donate for these purposes.

For roof over Blacksmithing area as located between the two containers i would suggest doing a fly over constructed of C purlins and corro which i should have enough of to donate.

For sand casting the silica sand i used to source from river sands located in Carbrook the also had the stradbroke island sand which has higher Zirconia content that helps with the micro grain structure propagation in aluminium alloys.

Bentonite Clay - good old kitty litter and a blender does the trick

I use CO2 set sodium silicate for fine molding - this is expensive buying off the shelf but can be easily produced from your silica sand and sodium hydroxide relatively cheaply in bulk