I recently made a forge/ foundry, and have melted down some aluminum pop cans. I made a ingot, but it wasn't that big. I have a friend that made a mold for making a ring, but he decided to keep it at his place so i didn't use a mold. I just cut it the ingot until I got what was close to about a rectangle. I made it a rectangle because my finders are more rectangle than circle(and some other reasons). 

Tools used where:
Dremel-with about 5 different bits
Drill- with drill bits
Bench grinder
Emery Cloth

I have put about 2 or so hours into it. Maybe closer to 3.

Any questions just ask!


How small was your ingot? and What was the shape of your ingot? I want to make rings for graduations gifts to my friends. so I really want to make rings.
well i melted the aluminum and poured it into a muffin pan so i would say about 3 inches around, and 2 or so inches deep, but i cut a lot off of it, so basically any shape would work
Alright. That is a pretty big ingot dude. So what did you use to cut? I found that concrete drill bits work really well in making a hole for the finger but I don't know about cutting.
i used a hack saw for the initial cutting that a dremel mounted in a dremel drill press with a milling bit and just kept making sweeps and passes around it <br>
What kind of blade of a hack saw? What do you mean sweeps and passes?
I was using a metal hacksaw blade and i just kept shaving off pieces with the milling bit until it looked good <br>
looks like the one i made. looks good though. i give u props<br>
not bad. however if u really need a mold you could use clay or even a block of wood. (i used an old wooden post to carve out my mold. be prepared fpr fire to come out, but dont freak, its supposed to do that.)
thanks! i will try that would thing, i have a friend who made a mold for me out of cement, but he hasn't given it to me yet so i just decided to start making it without the mold, i think once i get the mold, i will make some more than i will post them.

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