Archive for May, 2012

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Making flasks.

May 26th, 2012

Today, after going out to buy a scroll saw, I stopped at Bunnings and got some wood to make some flasks for casting. When I got home I first did something I  have been meaning to do for a while. That was to route out a slot and bolts a length of angle iron to […]

First melt!

May 20th, 2012

Today it finally isn’t raining so I got outside and fired up the furnace. Originally I was just planning on cooking the crucibles but things went so well I couldn’t wait and went ahead and melted some aluminium! I set everything up outside on top of some dry bricks from under the house. On opening […]

Foundry tools and crucibles.

May 19th, 2012

Today I spent some time making the crucibles and tools for my foundry. First I cut out two discs od 5mm steel to use as the base of the crucibles. I bevelled the edges of these then welded them into the bottom of the metal pipes I had. Welded in bases. I made the welds […]

More on the foundry.

May 13th, 2012

Yesterday I went off to get more steel for my Austin and I also got some steel for making the crucibles, the lifting tools and also a tube for the blower. When I got home I drilled out the hole in the flower pot. I used a masonry bit and then carefully punched out the […]

A blower and muffin tin and spoons.

May 10th, 2012

My furnace seems to be drying rather slowly. Hopefully I didn’t mess up ‘cooking’ the concrete. There are only two ingredients, cement mix and water, so hopefully not! Today after work I went for a walk to the City Mission shop and there I was able to buy an old hair dryer (the only one), […]

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