home-based aluminum foundry for small scale sculptures (8-12)?

I need help designing molds, crucible, and pouring device for small scale aluminum sculpture, using a propane -fueled roofing torch as a heat source. I make wax originals, and can make plaster molds. I have acces to an outdoor area that I can use to melt metal.

heathbar645 years ago
after you look here on instructables, check out youtube and a guy calling himself myfordboy. he has a whole series on casting aluminum.
trobson-16 years ago
Hiya - come and have a nose at my blog at www.Blackandwhitecasting.co.uk - I've got a few postings about 'back-yard foundry' work in aluminium. @ Lemonie - Melting and casting is NOT the same as smelting (which is getting metal from ore) . All the best. T
lemonie8 years ago