Introduction: The $5.00 PAINT CAN ALUMINUM FOUNDRY FURNACE

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The Furnace Can Be Made For Under $5.00!

Required:

Paint Can, Plaster of Paris, Play Sand, A Round Object To Create The Burn Chamber (I used a breadcrumb can)


How To Do An Aluminum Casting Using A Paint Can Tabletop Propane Forge By Flipping It Vertical and Using It As An Aluminum Foundry Furnace To Do Some Green Sand Casting. A Quick Start To Finish Video. Thanks For Watching!

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aandroni (author)2016-07-28

I love your instructables! Guiding me into areas I've always wanted to try but unable to find cost affordable ways to do them. Thank you!

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BeachsideHank (author)2016-07-25

Always enjoyable to watch metal being melted. I'd like to do some brass or cooper but I can't get "free" fuel out of my head, all my neighbors kick to the curb such nice burnables as hardwood chairs, tables, stools etc.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-Foundry-A...

There is always waste veggie or motor oil to consider. I have made one of those burners too! LOL

chaotech creations (author)2016-07-25

If it is propane powered, it can melt metals with higher melting points like copper or bronze or anything up to around 2500°F. It could probably get even hotter with a forced air set up, but the venturi burner I have gets to that temperature, and I found that it's plenty for my usage, so I didn't add the forced air.

Agree, I rarely used forced air for anything. My burner is made to accept it but will reserve that for cast iron only.

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