About

ABYMC shares info and inspiration about the hobby of backyard metalcasting

I’m Thomas Smith, a content creator, photographer and hobbyist. I originally launched ABYMC in January 2004. At the time, I called it the Association of Backyard Metalcasters.

I founded the site because I was connected to a tight-knit group of hobbyist metal casters who connected in online forums and shared our knowledge about metal casting, metalworking, blacksmithing, and more. There was never a formal “Association”–I wanted a place to share my own metal casting knowledge, as well as a venue where knowledgeable members of the community could share guest posts about their metal casting adventures.

Today, I’m continuing that legacy of sharing knowledge by keeping this site updated with new metal casting content and exploring emerging technologies that I wish were available back when I started in 2004!

Through all these years, much of the knowledge I published in the early days is still relevant, so I’m proud to continue hosting guest posts, tutorials, and more.

If you have any questions about metal casting, you can reach out to me at tom@gadoimages.com