**** European Shipping ****
We are closed from 29th June until 4th July. Goods ordered will ship on Monday 5th dependent upon stock levels.
All orders are shipped (DDU) Delivered Duty Unpaid and means the receiver/customer will get contacted by customs once their shipment arrives, and will have to settle any charges in order for customs to release the shipment and have it delivered.

Please note there is a 5 to 6 week waiting list from placing Furnace and Tong orders until their dispatch due to demand. Store closures periods do not count as part of this wait time.

Sprue Pins  are used to create the runner and riser in the sand mould

Sprue pins are set a distance from the pattern to allow sufficient space to cut gates into the mould. The pattern and sprue pins are coated with parting powder prior to covering with sand and ramming firm. The pattern and sprues are rapped prior to removal.

It is important that the sand is not layered by compacting into separate stratas with the butt of the rammer. If so these sand layers can seperate causing the mould to fall out.

Good quality wooden sprue pins are always made from hardwood with a coating of linseed oil to prevent water absorption. They come  in various length and diameters to suit the size of the casting, feeding requirements and moulding box size. They have a draught/taper which allows easy removal from the mould. 

Some founders prefer  to use a sprue cutter and cut the runner and riser after the mould is rammed up