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Beau Dirt's cheap foundry!
« on: April 07, 2013 4:00 PM »
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.
Forge
3- Boxes of Fire Brick- $45 Menards

Burner-
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

Crucible-

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)

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/beau_layman/media/2013-04-06_22-03-15_940_zps0f72de66.mp4.html
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013 4:03 PM by Beau »

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Re: Beau Dirt's cheap foundry!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013 4:04 PM »
Oops. double post
« Last Edit: April 08, 2013 3:12 AM by Beau »

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Re: Beau Dirt's cheap foundry!
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013 4:48 PM »
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.

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Re: Beau Dirt's cheap foundry!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013 9:10 AM »
I was hoping you'd post this here
WANTED: Mel Tillis valve covers