Learn to Do Aluminum Sand Casting

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Introduction: Learn to Do Aluminum Sand Casting

MSFN = Makin Sumthin From Nuthin !
A Detailed Video Aluminum Casting Lesson Covering Everything You Need To Know As a Beginner Metal Caster To Get Started. A Start to Finish Video. Starting With An Idea and Casting Up a Finished Project…..

Watch The Video To Learn Details about Placing Patterns, Ramming Up The Flask, Putting in Sprues, Gates & a Riser then Finishing Off The Casting To Produce The Finished Product.

LEARN TO MAKE THE SAND HERE:

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Green-Sand-for...

LEARN TO MAKE A FURNACE HERE:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Brass-Cas...

LEARN TO MAKE THE CASTING FLASKS HERE:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Flask-Making-for-S...

LEARN MORE SAND CASTING TIPS WITH ANOTHER TUTORIAL HERE:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Do-Aluminum...

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    when grinding on aluminum ,i use grinding wheels for concrete. they do not load up like the others do. i get mine from harbor freight. the cheap ones.

    This is just what I needed to see. I want to make an aluminum slingshot like the classic English 'Milbro Catapult Forks'. No longer made but there are knock-offs from England. Postage is high. If only I could get a plaster or silicone cast of one… Otherwise will have to carve out a model.

    I see you made a video on how to make the furnace you use in your video. You should also embed that below the above video.

    BRASS MELTING FURNACE - EZ BUILD - YouTube

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    that would be a simple cast to do... I could knock it out in about 25 min IF I had the pattern. One could always make the pattern from wood or using a 3-D printer...got friends with one of those ?

    That's what I thought, and yet, you have to pay $50 for one by the time you factor in VAT tax and international shipping. I even posted that in a forum topic on the brand and they deleted it. A 3-D printer would be nice but I don't have access to one. I'm thinking Fimo.

    I see you added links to your other Instructables. I will have to study them all. Thanks.

    acetylene is too hot for melting aluminium.

    Propane is plenty hot enough.

    Oxygen is also too hot.

    A good propane/air burner will melt lead and aluminium.

    But probably not cast iron. That needs quite a bit more heat. Oxy/propane is probably OK for cast iron.

    I don't recall ever having referenced acetylene in any of my casting videos. I believe I can melt cast iron in my brass furnace using propane with forced air. I would never use pure oxygen under any circumstances for casting purposes. Thx for watching & commenting!

    I've been wanting to tackle sand casting for a long time. Thanks for the tutorial. Going to try it soon!!!