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Beau Dirt's cheap foundry!


I have wanted to pour aluminum for a quite a while. The past week I started gathering materials for a build. Most of the items can be found in the shop/farm. I purchased a lot of it because I was impatient.
3- Boxes of Fire Brick- $45 Menards

1- Used Smith Acetylene regulator- $40
1- Propane tank (I had one)
1- 1 1/2" to 3/4" bell reducer- $5 Menards
1- 8" long, 3/4" pipe nipple- Menards
2- 4" long x 1/8" bass nipple
1- 1/8" coupler
1- 1/8" cap
1- .035" welding tip
1- Propane hose


5"x5"x1"4 wall square tube with a plate welded on the bottom. I also weld a couple nubs for lifting it out of the forge.

Muffin tin to pour the ingots.

The right people could probably build this for free.

I will use what I learned to cast club plaques and whatever else I can dream up. It was well worth the time spent learning. The joy of seeing molten metal is pretty awesome. 

Briggs and Stratton parts-

Enjoy the VIDEO (click the picture)

Oops. double post

I saw the video on facebook when Delinquents page shared it, thanks for posting how you made the forge here, sandcasting is something I've always wanted to try.

It's really pretty simple! We winged it pretty hard! I rushed. I'm kind of surprised it worked!

I used these links-

And everything you would ever want to know in a hard to read, color blinding website.

I was hoping you'd post this here


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