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Charcoal foundries can attain temperatures in extra of 1,000ºC, which is properly above the melting level of hobbyists. This venture ought to solely be tried with satisfactory information and coaching, correct protecting security gear, and in a hearth resistant space with satisfactory air flow. The sparks flying from the foundry can ignite fires, and the fumes from burning dross might be poisonous. Use warning and customary sense. Use of this video content material is at your personal threat.
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This foundry is an unique design, which comes after months of experimenting, and over 10 totally different prototypes. The performance is based on concepts I collected whereas looking out the web for various furnace designs.
Venture Historical past & Extra Data:
For this venture I experimented with 10 totally different prototypes, to develop a reusable yard foundry that melts aluminum soda cans simply and safely. I examined totally different refractory recipes, totally different containers, totally different setting for blowing air, and several types of makeshift crucibles.
I attempted numerous ratios of portland cement, sand, perlite, plaster of paris, water, and even kitty litter. For containers, I experimented with clay pots, plastic buckets, no container, cinderblocks, and a galvanized metal pail.
I ended up favoring the galvanized metal pail, and a mixture of 50% plaster of paris, and 50% play sand, by quantity, which was impressed by a video by NightHawkInLight “How one can Make a Soup Can Forge” http://bit.ly/IBSoupCanForge
Relying on the place you get, or discover, your supplies the associated fee can vary wherever from $5-$25 per unit. With the supplies I used, I used to be capable of make 2 models for beneath $40 ($20 every). Even on the excessive finish, that is most likely one of many most cost-effective, dependable, yard foundries that may be made.
I used mine to soften soda cans, and extract the aluminum for future metallic casting initiatives. All of the soda cans got here from an area recycling depot. I purchased again 30 lbs from the depot to keep away from having to drink gallons and gallons of soda. 🙂 I saved the ingots in numerous varieties, which you’ll be able to see within the video”Melting Cans With The Mini Steel Foundry” https://goo.gl/pTP1uG
The approach for making the sword in that video, and the gun on this video known as “Misplaced Foam Casting” and can be demonstrated in a future venture video.