Melt Aluminum in a Charcoal Foundry

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Introduction: Melt Aluminum in a Charcoal Foundry

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.
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    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.

    LOL.

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

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