Introduction: Casting Aluminum. a Saucer

This is my note and video about aluminum saucer casting. I use the same sand molding technology as in my previous videos. If you're interested in more details about green sand casting please read as well my other instructables and watch videos such as "Clothes hook - Aluminum casting" and "Brass casting heavy paperweight". Now, I'll mention just the main steps.

Step 1: Making a Mold

Picture of Making a Mold

I used a ceramic saucer as a pattern.

Step 2: Casting Aluminum

Picture of Casting Aluminum

I always have the problem with the quantity of melted aluminum. This time I prepared much more than was needed. Some aluminum got on the flask but it wasn't a problem.

Step 3: Taking Out the Saucer

Picture of Taking Out the Saucer

When aluminum had cooled I opened a flask and took out the saucer.

Step 4: Finishing

Picture of Finishing

Cut off technological metal and sanding the surface.

Comments

Thepinnacleofcynical (author)2016-12-05

Yes, I agree, EXCELLENT!

Thank you Thepinnacleofcynical. I'd like to recomend you my other videos which I mentioned in the first paragraph. It was even harder for me to make those things.

lhuizinga (author)2016-12-05

this inspires me to take on yet another hobby, seems like great fun and useful too.

DuralM (author)lhuizinga2016-12-06

You're right Ihuizinga. You should try. May be it's not an art but I feel good when I create something. :)

Wolfbane221 (author)2016-12-05

excellent casting

DuralM (author)Wolfbane2212016-12-06

Thank you Wolfbane221!

BeachsideHank (author)2016-12-05

You have achieved more in the last three months than many guys do in three years, it's always a treat to see what you've been up to, keep 'em coming. ☺

DuralM (author)BeachsideHank2016-12-06

Thank you Hank. :) Now I have a lot of free time, so can do what I'm interested in. And of course, feedback is very important. Your comments always encourage to make more. :)

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