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    Hensley & Gibbs sprue Plates

    There doesn`t seem to be source for H&G sprue plates.
    I recently bought 15 of George Hensleys personal molds at an estate sale in the old Murphy, Oregon shop.
    Most are 4 cavity. The sprue plates, handles, and screws had been removed. Mold blocks only.
    I can replace the screws with after market screws and have handles.
    I know there are some very talented machinists here.
    Are any of you interested in making some 4 cavity sprue plates for my H&G molds?
    If any of you are interested could you give me a price?
    I feel I may not be the only one interested in sprue plate for H&G molds.
    Thanks....dale

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    I’m trying to figure out how the sprue holes were made! It wasn’t with a regular countersink.

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    I talked to North Valley Machine and they have 4 cavity sprue plates available from the previous owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaenterprizes View Post
    I talked to North Valley Machine and they have 4 cavity sprue plates available from the previous owners.
    Where would they be located? And what's their phone number?

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    I googled them

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    The original H&G sprue plates would not be the easiest thing to make. Milling one out and still keeping it perfectly flat would be the challenge for a home shop. I am afraid a commercial shop that had the equipment and know how, the price would be prohibited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonheart View Post
    The original H&G sprue plates would not be the easiest thing to make. Milling one out and still keeping it perfectly flat would be the challenge for a home shop. I am afraid a commercial shop that had the equipment and know how, the price would be prohibited.
    Because one the 1/4” thickness of the H&G sprue plates it would not be hard to make in the home shop with a milling machine.
    The problem I have now resolved is what tool to use to make the deep sprue holes , they appear to be made with a 30 degree countersink. The only one I could find is $56 plus shipping!

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    Get in touch with KAL Tool & Die ... http://www.kal.castpics.net/Molds3.html
    Doesn't mention H&G plates but with a sample/template & his CNC machine .. bada bing bada boom
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    Why is it so important to have a 30⁰ counter sink? Why not a 60⁰? With a 1/4 thick plate the 60⁰ is going to be larger at top. That just makes it easier for me to "hit the hole" {g}

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    Thanks all.
    I found a source at $27 each....dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale2242 View Post
    Thanks all.
    I found a source at $27 each....dale
    Do you mind sharing your source? I've got a couple of derelict H&G molds in need of sprue plates myself..
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    I too would like to know as well. I have some old H&Gs that could use new ones.
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    I am ordering one to take a look at the quality.
    I would like to see how good they are before recommending them....dale

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