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I know there are tons of coffee can foundries on here but this one is a more permanent one. I basically just copied this guys. Be nice this is my first instructable, plus as I mentioned I am just telling my story of making this guys with a few of my own pearls of wisdom and experiences thrown into it. As this is a post creation instructable the pics and lack there of are a little weak.
 
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Step 1: Materials

1 - Stainless steel stock pot. Job lot around $7 bucks
Should be around {Ht 10in W 11in}

2 - High Temperature Furnace Cement (hardware store) Around $12 ea
Home depot plumbing section i think which i found odd, just ask some one for furnace cement. Its gotta contain silicates. I bought 2 64 oz tubes with a lot left over which is good for repairs it stays nice resealed in the tube after mixing.

3. Perlite like $10 bucks
first i found this at walmart but when i needed more i could no longer find it there so i went to plant depot. 18qt bag will be more than enough.

4. Buckets
for mixing i used 2, just pour back and forth while mixing

5. Paint can
118 oz full or empty, just a normal paint can.

6. 1 Stainless Steel Pipe 6in long 2in wide pipe with end cap.
Home depot again it was really cheap. wider is better. The original dude welded an end piece on a wider pipe but i have no welder so i just bought the stuff I think it was called a nipple or something.

7. 1 Stainless Steel Pipe 12in long 1in wide
right next to the other pipe at home depot.

8. 1 shop vac
I use a shop vac on blow cause i read somewhere probably from the same guy the hair drier didn't really do too well but you could try it.

9. Welding gloves
safety first

10. Something to grab the red hot steel pipe.
I bought some ancient metal working tong things at a flea market after I ended up wreaking a pair of welding gloves grabbing the crucible after we just started melting stuff because we were so excited and because my father doubted the foundries capabilities so i lit it prematurely to prove him wrong, you could weld your own contraption outta re bar or something. Make sure you figure this out before your first melt cause I'm telling you when its done you just wanna start melting.

11. Something to scoop out slag with
I use a bent stainless steel spoon, you wont need this if you use melt stuff this is pretty pure aluminum. Razor scooters w00t!!!

12. Aluminum to melt
As you can see i am a big fan of melting razor scooters, aluminum siding, cans, some engine parts. just scrounge some stuff up.
bio-logical3 years ago
hi i was just wondering if i could use some portland cement because i cant find furnace cement at my local hardware stores and i live in australia if you can suggest anyplaces that might sell it in victoria thanks in advanced
Nah, I read some other Instructables and they said not to.
arcane2rox4 years ago
i am not sure how much to use, but sand foundrys are mixed with oil.
arcane2rox4 years ago
Your garage may be nasty, but no one should judge you for that.
I really like your idea about using the stockpot as I would think it would add a bit of strength for the long haul. You might check out your flea market again and see if you can find an iron ingot mold. They used to be popular for people who cast lead miniatures for their leftovers.
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