PEN BASE UNIT 

 

EXPERIENCES
    Shell mold casting
    Milling
    Special textured finish
    Dry pressing ceramics
    Firing ceramics
    Glazing ceramics
    Drilling ceramics
    Zinc alloy

ESTIMATED TIME
3 HOURS






 

REQUIRED ITEMS
    1.  The Parke System, Special tools and manuals available only from Parke.
    2.  STANDARD TOOLS, available from traditional sources.
    3.  MATERIALS, hard to get items are available from Parke, others from traditional sources.

              PRICES ARE FOB  SPRINGFIELD MO
             SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
 

 

The Parke System

with schools name
 SPECIFICATIONS NEEDED, See comments below.

 For a picture of the item click on the beside the item

1

  Dry pressing molder

$110.00

50.00

1

  Matchplate, box and pliers 

$150.00

75.00

 

4

  Manuals @ $20.00 each 10.00

$80.00

40.00

 

 

     TOTAL

$410.00

 

 

 

 ADDITIONAL, see comments

 

 

 

 

     Hydraulic press

$340.00

 

 

 

     Pouring shank

$20.00

5.00

 

COMMENTS ON ORDERING: 

NOTE:  The tooling for the ceramic insert is no longer available with lettering.

1.  You will need a method of melting the zinc alloy.  Most schools had the Johnson's
   soldering furnaces.  The pouring shank was designed to be used with the melting pot
   that went with the furnace.  If you use some other method of melting the metal, you do
   not need the pouring shank.

2.  If you do not use the Johnson's soldering furnace you will need a method of heating the
   shell mold matchplate.  A hot plate or the burner on and electric stove works quite well.

3.  You will need a hydraulic press, but it will not be in use very long.  You will need
   a second press only if you have several other projects using the press.

4. Originally the insert was made using the wood flour process.  Manuals and tooling are
   still available to do it that way, if you prefer.  Call for prices.
 

 

 

STANDARD TOOLS

  Ceramic kiln

1 per lab 

  Small coffee can with lid 

1 per lab 

  Teaspoon measure

1 per lab 

  Gloves to handle hot materials

1 per lab 

  Rawhide or rubber mallet 

1 per lab 

  Drill press

1 per lab 

  Scissors 

1 per lab 

  Bench furnace with baffle 
     OPTION:  Enameling kiln 

1 per lab 

  Melting pot for bench furnace                                      OPTION: Method for melting and pouring zinc alloy.

1 per lab 

  Round gallon can from cafeteria 

1 per lab 

  9/64 dia. twist drill

1 per lab 

 1/8 dia. masonry drill

1 per lab 

  Countersink

1 per lab 

  Hacksaw 

1 per lab 

  Milling machine with nut, bolt strap clamp and step block to clamp work to the table and a new 1/2" end mill.
     OPTION:  A mill table mounted on a
          drill press will also work. 
     OPTION 2:  A course mill file can be used 

1 per lab 

  File

1 per lab 

  Face shield

1 per lab 

  Machinist vise

1 per lab 

  Leather apron

1 per lab

 
 

MATERIALS

  ITEM

 UNIT 

PER
STUDENT

PARKE 
PRICE

  SOURCE

  Shell mold sand 

 

bag

need .014
per student

See note

  $26.00

11

  Die cast zinc alloy

ounce
by weight

6

 

13

  Texture finish in spray can 

 

varies 
greatly

 

6

  Ceramic dry pressing powder 

bag

.025

See note
below

 

  Ceramic glaze, lighter colors work best 

bottle

1 per class

 

3

  Aliphatic adhesive (Titebond

 

 

 

 

  Felt 

 sq. ft. 

1/6

 

 

  Steel wool 

package

1 per lab

 

 

  Paper cup, about 6 oz., reusable 

 

 

 

 

  Pen, swivel and ferrule

each

1

 

2

  6 - 32 flat head screws, 
   assorted lengths of 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" 

each

1

 

 

  Mold release 

spray can

 

 

 

NOTE: When you need the dry pressing powder contact me for price.

NOTE:  The amount per student for shell sand may be wrong.  

POSSIBLE SOURCES
    I have no connection with these sources.  There are
    other sources, these are just where we purchased ours.

SOURCE 2
   IASCO, 5724 West 36th Street
   Minneapolis, MN  55416

SOURCE 3
  "Ceramic's Equipment and Supplies Yellow
   pages of phone book

SOURCE 6
  Local discount department store.

SOURCE 11
  Call a local foundry and ask about the nearest  source.
  I carry the sand, but if you can get it locally you will avoid
  the UPS charges for shipping it to you.

SOURCE 13
  "Scrap Metals" in yellow pages of phone book.

   Ask for clean die cast or zinc alloy.
 

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