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Last updated: 30 Nov 2016

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I haven't made any castings for a long time, since my schooldays in fact, so I've decided to try my hand at making a small furnace for melting aluminium.

There are also a lot of excellent websites out there, check the project links pages.  In particular, check out BackyardMetalcasting.com, where the inspiration for the two bucket furnace came from.


Furnaces

The two bucket furnace is soon going to be joined by a furnace made from a recycled oil can. Now the furnace is operational, some tools and accessories are required.  The crucible seemed a good place to start, followed by an ingot tray, and now a wooden flask.


Furnace Tools


Castings

This is the first attempt at casting.  A mess... Charcoal is out, propane is in.  Two different types of burners are featured, both work well.


Burners

 

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