I knew I wanted to try casting something in metal. I thought about casting a die, but I ended up gravitating towards a spinning top.
And yes, the design was definitely inspired by Inception...
CAD: Fusion360, Rhino, MasterCAM, a not-so fine combination
We set up the CAM file in MasterCAM. The roughing bit would be a 1/4" flat end mill, the finishing pass a 1/8" ball end mill, and a tracing pass a 1/8" flat end mill. We found a few issues
with my tighter set on the right side of my wax, which a failure that was good to see. Because the other setup looked good, I decided to move forward with only that section rather than remodel the
entire thing and retool the CAM.
Milling: ProtoTrak Time!
Casting: Oomoo Mold, Hydrostone Fail, Metal success
Nothing like a little metal melted the toaster to make up for a bad plater pour. Because the molten metal poured so quickly and overflowed from the mold, I assumed that
the pour had failed again. But...