Has anyone tried doing this? Does it work okay or is it a PITA?
Reason I ask is that ultimately my goal is to own an automatic Magma Bullet Master or equivalent casting machine. Although the fulfillment of this goal is years down the road I will probably own a Master Caster or equivalent assisted manual casting set-up in the not too distant future.
So in the meantime, whenever I have a choice, I should probably be getting the custom molds I purchase cut in a machine casting type block. Then in the future I won't have to do a lot of work to convert them to use in a casting machine. But this would mean that I would have to hand cast with a machine casting type mold for the time being. Provided I had a set of custom handles made to grab the mold blocks the same way a casting machine does and a couple different sprue plates with different size fill holes made up to fit machine casting mold blocks with a conventional sprue plate shape I should be okay right? Or are there other issues I havenít thought of that would make hand casting with machine casting type mold blocks a PITA in the meantime?
I imagine there are at least a few guys out there who happened on a good deal on a mold that was a machine casting type mold but they didn't have no expensive casting machine so they used it as a hand casting mold. How well does it work out?