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Picture of Melt Aluminum in a Charcoal Foundry
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1. Set up the foundry
2. Light the charcoal and add aluminum
3. Heat the crucible until the aluminum melts
4. Pour the aluminum into the mold
This setup produces a solid hunk of aluminum, leftover aluminum slag,and charcoal ash.
Visit http://renewburbia.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-melt-aluminum-in-charcoal.html for complete instructions
 
diogo00714 days ago

The blogspot link is no longer working

nerd74733 years ago
Like I said in the private message nice instructable
karlh1 (author)  nerd74732 years ago
thanks; the clay saucer was just a spur of the moment after I realized that the heat needed to increase in order for the melt to pour before it solidified. And I used the sea shell as a mold because I'm too cheap to buy green sand.
ironsmiter3 years ago
LOL.

I was REALLY curious to see a clamshell crucible.
Then, I read the linked version, and it made a bit more sense.

yes it does make more sense