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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), […]

A home foundry.

May 5th, 2012

Today, feeling much better, I needed a break from computer and electronics stuff. So I was out in the garage and in the sun working on a furnace for a home foundry. A foundry is where metal is melted and cast.  It is possible to do this yourself at home for low melting point metals […]

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